News and Events

The latest news and events about Beth and Do Not Rise


Congratulations! Beth has been named a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow! New poems receive the Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry from Virginia Quarterly Review! The latest: The New Yorker.

Poems out now in American Poetry Review, GuernicaKenyon Review, Ploughshares, PoetryThe NationThe New Republic, The New Yorker, The Rumpus, and Volta.

Beth’s first long poem, “wall,” appeared alongside a selection of prose poems from her new project Cease in American Poetry Review. A dialogue between Beth and Nick Flynn on a poetics of the extreme is now live online at APR & you can listen to them read together at Mass Poetry Fest here. A second essay on the art of the extreme with Nick Flynn is out now in The AWP Writers’ Chronicle.

“On Proximity and Beauty:” Beth writes about language and boundary at Krista Tippett’s ON BEING blog and about her poem “wild” at Poetry Society of America. Up now at World Literature Today: All We are Saying: Protest, Poetry and Twitter’s White Bird and an interview with Beth on The Rumpus Late Night Poetry Show and a review of the show live in NYC!

Listen to Beth read her poems on Soundcloud.

2017 Events

Reading w/ Guggenheim Fellows Rick Barot, Jericho Brown, Deborah Landau Thurs Feb 9th 4:30-5:45pm AWP17; Washington DC, Rm 204AB Convention Center

Reading w/ Ada Limon & Sarah Blake Fri Mar 24th 5pm, NYU

CRISIS! A reading w Patricia Smith, David Tomas Martinez, Matthew Olzmann, Mon Sept 25 6pm, Bowery Poetry Club, NYC


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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