Join the Conversation!
We’re so pleased to introduce a brand new feature on BPJ.org. In BPJ Poets in Conversation we’ll talk with contributors and other members of the BPJ family about process, community and what sustains their creative life. We’re kicking it off with Jam Kraprayoon, who spoke with us about his poem Selipar, featured in our latest issue.
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
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.