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Give a small monthly donation to sustain the BPJ. For as little as $3 a month, you can make an ongoing commitment to the next generation of poets. Your recurring donation allows us to look to the future and continue to thrive.
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Support the BPJ this year and receive a special piece of our history--a vintage issue from our extensive archive, which reaches back over 70 years. When you donate this year, you’ll not only be supporting our future poets and poems, you’ll also be able to connect with the poets and editors of our past, who have kept the BPJ’s commitment to “poetry that matters” alive across the decades.
Give $50 and receive This Barbed Heart: A Beloit Poetry Journal Chad Walsh Prize Anthology, the BPJ’s stunning 2016 anthology of poems that won the Chad Walsh Prize 1993-2015 when the award was for the most esteemed poem published each year, selected by the editors. Inside you’ll find poems by Ocean Vuong, Jenny Johnson, Margaret Aho, Elizabeth Gray, Jr., and more. This is a great anthology to add to your collection or to give as a holiday gift to any lover of contemporary poetry.
Give $150 and we’ll send you a surprise: a hand-picked vintage issue of our choice from the BPJ’s archive of issues spanning the 50s, 60s, and 70s. We’ve set aside a limited number of historical publications to give as thank-yous from our past to those who sustain our present and future. Get ready for mid-century design, groovy colors, and effortless cool. These might be too stylish to give as holiday gifts, even to your best design-loving poet friend. (Issues will vary but will all be fantastic; limit 2 per donor).
Give $350 and receive one of our archive’s prized collector’s edition chapbooks. We’re giving away just five collector’s editions--visionary issues of historical significance, like the 1979 Afro-American Poetry issue edited by the great Michael Harper, featuring Yusef Komunyakaa, Sonia Sanchez, Ntozake Shange, and more. These are issues to treasure. (Issues will vary but all are astounding; limit 1 per donor.)