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.
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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.
Victoria C. Flanagan's Glossary of Unsaid Terms Selected for the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series
The BPJ team is thrilled to announce that the 2020 title in the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series is Victoria C. Flanagan's Glossary of Unsaid Terms. Flanagan holds a dual-genre MFA in poetry and creative nonfiction from Virginia Commonwealth University. Their writing has appeared in New South, Crab Creek Review, and Blackbird, among other journals, and has been awarded the Catherine and Joan Byrne Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, the Emerging Poets Prize from Palette Poetry, and a Sewanee Writers’ Conference scholarship. They currently serve as the nonfiction editor at Anomaly.
Patricia Smith Selects Philip Metres as Winner of 2019 Adrienne Rich Award
The editors of the Beloit Poetry Journal are delighted to announce that final judge Patricia Smith has chosen Philip Metres’ “When It Rains in Gaza” as the winner of the 2019 Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry. Philip Metres has written ten books, including Sand Opera (2015), The Sound of Listening: Poetry as Refuge and Resistance (2018), and the forthcoming Shrapnel Maps (2020). We’re grateful to the Adrienne Rich Literary Trust and to all who submitted poems for this year’s contest. Watch our website for details about the 2020 award.