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The Fall 2018 issue includes “from Dark Lines Against the Dark,” selected by Naomi Shihab Nye as the winner of this year’s Adrienne Rich Award, along with poems by finalists Robin Myers and Rachel Edelman and semifinalists Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Daniel Arias-Gómez, Emily Pittinos, and Sean Shearer. Also in this issue, we present new work by George Abraham, Cara Dees, Teresa Dzieglewicz, Jennifer Elmore, Alan Elyshevitz, KateLynn Hibbard, Christopher David Hopkins, J. Bailey Hutchinson, Kasey Jueds, Annie Kim, Shane Lake, Dawn Lonsinger, Erin L. McCoy, Max McDonough, Wyatt McMurry, Paul Nemser, Annmarie O’Connell, Charles Rafferty, Corey Van Landingham, Joe Wilkins, and Adele Elise Williams. 

Cover image by Amy Casey.

Back Issues


Jacques J. Rancourt's In the Time of PrEP

The BPJ team is thrilled to announce that the inaugural title in our chapbook series is Jacques J. Rancourt's In the Time of PrEP. Rancourt is the author of Novena, winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd prize (Pleiades Press, 2017). He has held poetry fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. His poems have appeared in The Georgia ReviewKenyon ReviewMissouri ReviewNew England ReviewPloughshares, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among other journals, as well as in Best New Poets. He lives and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Leonore Hildebrandt's Where You Happen to Be Now Available

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Editorial board member Leonore Hildebrandt's new book, Where You Happen to Be, is now available from Deerbrook Editions.

Leonore is the author of The Next Unknown from Pecan Grove Press and The Work at Hand from Flat Bay Press. Her poems and translations have appeared in the Cafe Review, the Cimarron Review, Denver Quarterly, Harpur Palate, and the Sugar House Review, among other journals.

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