Interview & Reading Archive

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Click on the News page for links to Beth’s most recent interviews. Below is the interview archive:

“Elegy, Silence, Catharsis”
Listen to Beth at Fishouse

“The Lyric You, God-intoxication, Big Fetuses” 
Devil’s Lake

“voices and shadows and fireflies and after-images and debris” 
In Verse the Feet Went Bare

“I’ve never been fishing but I know what it means to try to hook things, how to lure.”
Watch Beth on Connie Martinson Talks Books

“I’d like to see Swan Lake.”
12 or 20 questions @ rob mclennan’s blog

“imminent danger and the threat of dog-on-dog violence, things wild, things bred.”
Nashville Review

“glass: blown animals, a body to breathe into, heat and shaping.” 
Chapter 16

Audio (click on Soundcloud for the latest)

Summer 2010 Reading at the The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
00:00 through 13:30

Poems and Q & A @ Fishouse
Click here to listen

Listen to Beth on L.A.’s Classical KUSC *Arts Alive*
(WS Merwin @ 24:30; Beth @ 28:00)
Click here to listen

Past Events

Temper Book Launch Reading with Lorraine Lopez
Vanderbilt University; September 9, 2009

NYC Book Launch w/ Nick Flynn & Alex Lemon
Pete’s Candy Store; Brooklyn, NY; October 10, 2009
Click here for podcast

Reading with Alex Lemon
Ramapo College NJ; October 12, 2009

AWP Award Series Reading
AWP Denver; April 7-10, 2010

Emerging Writers Festival with Jericho Brown
Franklin & Marshall College; April 14-16, 2010

Kingsley and Kate Tufts Award Reading with D.A. Powell
Pasadena Museum of California Art; April 22, 2010


Currently at work on a book of poems about peace called Cease, Beth Bachmann teaches in the MFA program at Vanderbilt University.



Beth Bachmann’s first book,Temper (2009), won the AWP Donald Hall Poetry prize and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award


Do Not Rise

A book about war, memory, and PTSD. Pitt Poetry Series, coming 2015



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