The editors of the Beloit Poetry Journal are delighted to announce that they have selected TC Tolbert's The Quiet Practices for this year's title in the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series.
TC Tolbert (he/him/hey grrrl) is a trans and genderqueer monkey-goat who never ceases to experience a simultaneous grief and deep love any time s/he pays attention to the world. S/he writes poems, works with wood, learns, teaches, and wanders. In 2019, TC was awarded an Academy of American Poets’ Laureate Fellowship for his work with trans, non-binary, and queer folks. Publications include Gephyromania (Ahsahta Press, 2014, and re-released by Nightboat Books, 2022) and five chapbooks. TC is also co-editor (along with Trace Peterson) of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013). TC lives in Tucson, AZ where s/he is the current Poet Laureate.
When you subscribe to the BPJ, you’ll receive as part of your subscription a copy of the forthcoming chapbook in the series. Not a subscriber? Subscribe here or order the chapbook from our online store.
The Chad Walsh Chapbook Series was established in 2018 with the support of Alison Walsh Sackett and her husband Paul in honor of Ms. Sackett's father, the poet Chad Walsh, a co-founder in 1950 of the Beloit Poetry Journal.
(From 1993-2017, the magazine awarded The Chad Walsh Prize to a single poem published during the previous year.)
The series is open to any poet writing in English, regardless of publication history, and the poet whose manuscript we select receives $2,500 and 50 author copies of their chapbook, which is distributed to BPJ subscribers and sold separately in a print run of approximately 1,500. See submission guidelines for more information.