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Patricia Smith Selects Philip Metres as Winner of 2019 Adrienne Rich Award

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.

AWP '19 Off-Site Reading: Norse Hall, Lodge Room, 111 NE 11th St.

AWP '19 Off-Site Reading: Norse Hall, Lodge Room, 111 NE 11th St.

On Friday, March 29th, from 9:00-10:30 PM PDT, please join us at Norse Hall, Lodge Room, 111 NE 11th St (just half a mile from the convention center in Portland, OR) for a free reading featuring BPJ contributors and our 2019 Adrienne Rich Award judge, Patricia Smith. There will be refreshments, ample seating, and journals for sale along with contributors’ new titles! We hope to see you there

BPJ at AWP ’19

BPJ at AWP ’19 

The BPJ team is headed to Portland, Oregon, for AWP '19! At the bookfair, stop by table T6055 to get your copy of our latest issue, Spring 2019, featuring poems by Jennifer Atkinson, Nazifa Islam, Lesley Wheeler, Peter Leight, and Nome Emeka Patrick, among others. We’ll be offering a generous discount on subscriptions for conference goers, and poet Christine Gosnay will be on hand to sign advanced copies of her chapbook, The Wanderer.

Submissions Open for 2019 Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry

Submissions Open for 2019 Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry

The editors of the Beloit Poetry Journal are pleased to accept entries for the 2019 Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry. This year’s final judge is Patricia Smith. All submissions will be considered for publication, and the winner will receive $1,500. Submissions will remain open through March 31. For more details, see our guidelines.

Christine Gosnay's The Wanderer Selected for the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series

Christine Gosnay's The Wanderer Selected for the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series

The BPJ team is thrilled to announce that the 2019 title in the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series is Christine Gosnay's The Wanderer. Gosnay is the author of Even Years (Kent State University Press, 2017), winner of the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in POETRY, The Missouri Review, The Poetry Review, New Ohio Review, and Third Coast Magazine, and has featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily.