News and Events

The latest news and events about Beth's current work


FICTION! Beth’s short story, “The First Robot,” selected by Danielle Evans for the 2023 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize will appear in the Spring 2024 issue. Karen Russell honored Beth’s “Five Fables of Le Cheval de Guerre” as runner-up for the 2023 American Short(er) Fiction Prize: “Clause to clause, I had no idea where this writer’s hilarious evocation of a depressed horse was taking me.” Jamil Jan Kochai chose Beth’s “The Boy’s Heart” as the winner of the Zoetrope 2023 Short Fiction Competition. It will appear online Spring 2024.

Selections from a new multi-genre project, GOLDEN, are out in American Poetry Review, GuernicaThe New YorkerPoetry, VQR and World Literature TodayRead Joyelle McSweeney on Beth’s prose at Black Warrior Review and Melissa Febos on Beth’s genre-defying nonfiction at The Sewanee Review. New poems in Poetry and Tin House!

CEASE is out now. Read poems from CEASE, winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Virginia Quarterly Review Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry, in BOMBKenyon ReviewPloughshares, PoetryThe NationThe New Republic, The New YorkerThe RumpusVolta and a bit about the project at World Literature Today: All We are Saying: Protest, Poetry and Twitter’s White Bird

Listen to Beth read the opening poem, “wall,” and other poems on Soundcloud.

ART OF THE EXTREME: Read a dialogue about CEASE at APR, an essay on the art of the extreme in The AWP Writers’ Chronicle and another on Sex, Drugs, Rock n’ Roll and Mystical Poets up at Lithub.

MUSIC: listen to Do Not Rise set for piano and mezzo-soprano by composer and cellist Daniel Zlatkin!!

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Beth Bachmann splits her time between Nashville and NYC.



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.


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