News and Events

The latest news and events about Beth's current work


BETH’S NEW BOOK 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!!

Selections from a new multi-genre project, GOLDEN, are out now in American Poetry Review, Guernica, The 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!

2020 Events

3/5/20 AWP San Antonio, Poetry of the Extreme and the Elemental

3/11/20 The Fourteenth Young Poets Reading w/ Adam Fitzgerald and Shane McCrae 8pm National Arts Club NYC

CLICK ON CONTACT TO BOOK/you can find older events archived on media page


Beth Bachmann teaches in the MFA program at Vanderbilt University and 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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