VOLUME 71 NO. 2
Our new issue has arrived! It features work by Rachel Abramowitz, Kemi Alabi, Rowyda Amin, Bridget Bell, Anthony Borruso, Kathryn Bratt-Pfotenhauer, Sarah Burke, Taylor Byas, Lauren Camp, Dante Di Stefano, Jehanne Dubrow, Jordan Escobar, B. H. Fairchild, Jessica Fisher, Daniel Elias Galicia, Katherine Gordon, Carrie Green, Jared Harél, Huan He, Maria Hummel, Anthony Immergluck, Rebecca Lehmann, Chloe Martinez, Carling McManus, Lena Moses-Schmitt, Monica Ong, Jennifer Polson Peterson, Gretchen Steele Pratt, Michael Prior, No'u Revilla, Monica Rico, Angbeen Saleem, Nicole Stockburger, Jason Tandon, Aldric Ulep, Corey van Landingham, Annie Woodford, and Lani Yu.
Cover image by Jeremy Yap.
Join the team as our new Associate Editor!
The Beloit Poetry Journal is seeking applicants for a newly created Associate Editor ("AE") position. The AE will engage in a wide variety of editorial, developmental, and strategic projects while joining a vibrant non-profit literary organization committed to publishing the best in contemporary poetry. The ideal candidate for this position is a person who wants to use their editorial and managerial skills to further the mission of a world-aware, progressive literary magazine. Find a complete job description here:
Natasha Trethewey Selects Taylor Byas as Winner of 2021 Adrienne Rich Award
Of Taylor Byas’s poem, Natasha Trethewey writes, “'Tell It Like a Movie | Rewind' is a stunning poem that unfolds like a near palindrome, the repetition of images and phrases drawing the action into sharp focus. Through its cinematic lens—the camera’s eye moving in and out of tight angles—a traumatic scene is rendered in harrowing detail, the tension palpable, heightening, and powerfully felt."
We’re grateful to the Adrienne Rich Literary Trust and to all who submitted poems for this year’s contest.
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