The BPJ team is thrilled to announce that the 2021 title in the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series is Katie Farris's A Net to Catch My Body in its Weaving. Farris’s work has appeared in Poetry,The Nation, McSweeneys, Granta, and the Massachusetts Review, which awarded her the Anne Halley Poetry Prize. Farris is the author of the hybrid-form text boysgirls (Marick Press, 2011; Tupelo Press, 2019) and translator as well as co-editor of several books, including Gossip and Metaphysics: Russian Modernist Poems and Prose (Tupelo, 2014). She is currently Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia Institute of Technology.
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? The chapbook is available as a Pre-Order, with publication anticipated in Summer, 2021.
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.