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Natasha Trethewey Selects Taylor Byas as Winner of 2021 Adrienne Rich Award

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.

Katie Farris's A Net to Catch My Body in its Weaving Selected for the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series

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.

Our 2020 Pushcart Nominees

Our 2020 Pushcart Prize Nominations

We are thrilled and honored to announce our 2020 Pushcart Prize nominations: Jubi Arriola-Headley, Athena Kildegaard, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Claire Wahmanholm, Lolita Stewart-White, Alicia Wright!

Ellen Bass Selects Jude Nutter as Winner of 2020 Adrienne Rich Award

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

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.