Katie Farris's A Net to Catch My Body in its Weaving Selected for the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series
The editors of the Beloit Poetry Journal are delighted to announce that they have selected Katie Farris's A Net to Catch My Body in its Weaving for this year's title in the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series. Katie 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.
Ellen Bass Selects Jude Nutter as Winner of 2020 Adrienne Rich Award
Of Jude Nutter’s poem, Ellen Bass writes, “‘Visible Woman, Visible Man’ is a capacious, complex poem. Building on striking diction, fresh metaphors, and precise narration, the poet considers the human body and the whole of the physical world, reaching back and forward in time—an ambitious journey which she carries off with aplomb. Intellectually satisfying and emotionally moving, this is a poem which deepens with each successive reading.”
We’re grateful to the Adrienne Rich Literary Trust and to all who submitted poems for this year’s contest.
We Stand with the People
We stand with the people and with the many magazines and presses who have signed on to this statement written by the staff of The Offing, condemning anti-Blackness in publishing and the world, affirming the rights and righteousness of protestors, and calling on each of us to unlearn oppression.
BPJ at AWP ’20
The BPJ team is headed to San Antonio, Texas, for AWP '20! At the bookfair, stop by table T1326—right on Bookfair Boulevard—to get your copy of our latest issue, Spring 2020, featuring poems by Michael Bazzett, Lauren Camp, Jenn Givhan, Claire Wahmanholm, and Lauren Yates, among others. We’ll be offering a generous discount on subscriptions for conference goers.