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.

News: 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.

2015-2017 Events

DO NOT RISE Book Launch w/ Tony Earley
Vanderbilt University, TN; January 29, 2015 Furman 114 7pm

Sarah Lawrence College, NY; February 3, 2015

The Rumpus Late Night Poetry Show presents
David Roderick, Beth Bachmann & Nick Flynn w/ special guest Stephen Elliott

Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC; February 4, 2015 6-7:30pm $8 incl one drink

College of Charleston, SC; February 26, 2015 7pm

Panel on the extreme w/ Nick Flynn, Jamaal May & Tarfia Faizullah
AWP 2015; MN; Friday April 10, 2015 Room 211 C&D, Level 2 10:30am

A Reading w/ the Pitt Poetry Series: New Voices
AWP 2015; MN; Friday April 10, 2015 Room 101 B&C, Level 1 3pm

 A Reading w/ Nick Flynn, Mass Poetry Festival
Saturday May 2, 2015 11am-12pm PEM Morse Auditorium

A Reading w/ David Baker Friday Sept 25, 2015 6:30pm Parnassus Books

Miami Book Fair, Nov 21, 2015

Loyola University in Baltimore, MD; Feb 18, 2016

15th Rosenberry Writers’ Conference (Featured Poet), CO; Mar 1-2, 2016

Washington University in St. Louis, MO; March 24, 2016

Panel on Sex, Drugs n’ Rock n’ Roll w/ Nick Flynn, Saeed Jones, Kristin Naca
AWP 2016; Los Angeles

Kate/Kingsley Tufts Awards Reading w/ Afaa Weaver, Yona Harvey, Michael Ryan
AWP 2016; Los Angeles

Brooklyn Book Festival with Cynthia Cruz, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Patrick Rosal 
Sunday September 18th 2pm North Stage

Hunger and Hallelujah: An Afternoon of Poetry w/ Rico Frederick, Cynthia Manick, David McLoghlin Sunday October 16, 4:00PM; BookCourt, Brooklyn

Poets Out Loud: w/ Laurie Ann Guerrero Monday November 14, 7:00PM; Fordham University

Reading w/ Ladan Osman and Sam Sax Wed Dec 7, 7:00PM; Berl’s Poetry Shop, Brooklyn

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


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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