Amy Miller's Astronauts Selected for the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series
The editors of the Beloit Poetry Journal are delighted to announce that they have selected Amy Miller’s Astronauts for this year's title in the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series.
Miller’s poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Barrow Street, Copper Nickel, Gulf Coast, Narrative, RHINO, Terrain, Tupelo Quarterly, and ZYZZYVA. Her poetry collection The Trouble with New England Girls won the Louis Award from Concrete Wolf Press. Recipient of a 2021 Oregon Literary Fellowship, she lives in Ashland, Oregon, where she works for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and is the poetry editor of the NPR regional listeners’ guide Jefferson Journal.
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VOLUME 71 NO. 2
Our new issue has arrived! It features work by Rachel Abramowitz, Kemi Alabi, Rowyda Amin, Bridget Bell, Anthony Borruso, Kathryn Bratt-Pfotenhauer, Sarah Burke, Taylor Byas, Lauren Camp, Dante Di Stefano, Jehanne Dubrow, Jordan Escobar, B. H. Fairchild, Jessica Fisher, Daniel Elias Galicia, Katherine Gordon, Carrie Green, Jared Harél, Huan He, Maria Hummel, Anthony Immergluck, Rebecca Lehmann, Chloe Martinez, Carling McManus, Lena Moses-Schmitt, Monica Ong, Jennifer Polson Peterson, Gretchen Steele Pratt, Michael Prior, No'u Revilla, Monica Rico, Angbeen Saleem, Nicole Stockburger, Jason Tandon, Aldric Ulep, Corey van Landingham, Annie Woodford, and Lani Yu.
Cover image by Jeremy Yap.
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.