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: a collaboration with Nick Flynn. Read a dialogue between Beth and Nick about CEASE at APR & listen to them read together at Mass Poetry Fest here. An essay on the art of the extreme with Nick Flynn is out now in The AWP Writers’ Chronicle and a new essay on Sex, Drugs, Rock n’ Roll and Mystical Poets is 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 judge Joyelle McSweeney on Beth’s prose at Black Warrior Review. New 2019-2020 poems in Poetry and Tin House!

2020 Events

3/5/20 AWP San Antonio, Poetry of the Extreme and the Elemental with Nick Flynn, Brenda Hillman, Major Jackson and Deborah Miranda 10:35:AM–11:50:AM, Room 301, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level

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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