To read about (and buy!) my NEW book, Body My House, skip to this blogpost.
On the web, you can visit Creative Colloquy‘s site to find my poem “And Then Amethyst, Emerald” — I was a featured reader at the January Creative Colloquy January reading and I highly recommend their Tacoma venue. (You don’t have to travel to Ireland in order to read in pubs.)
I recently learned that my poem “Her Heart a Running Horse” has been nominated for a Best of the Net Prize, by Cheat River Review. “The Temperature at Which Paper Burns,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Clementine Unbound (my ninth nomination to the elusive Pushcart…). Both of these poems kicked around my send-out pile for a long time. Which just goes to show you, something or other.
If you missed it in the blog — my poem “The Last Time I Heard Her Play the Piano” was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye as the winning poem in The MacGuffin’s 22nd Annual Poet Hunt Contest. Click on the link to take a look.
I’m happy to share this review of SPARROW from Five Willows Literary Review and Jerry Austin:
Also, a review of my poetry book, Sparrow, at the marvelous EIL…Thank you, Kathleen Kirk:
You can find my work in the following journals or on their websites:
- Thanks to Kathleen Kirk, several of my poems are published (with art!) at Escape Into Life: http://www.escapeintolife.com/poetry/bethany-reid/
- Four poems appear at the lively Superstition Review: http://superstitionreview.asu.edu/n6/bio.php?author=bethanyreid&bio=poetry
- At Hip Pocket Press and Canary: http://hippocketpress.org/canary/archive_by_author.php?id=96, my poem “Sparrow,” which earlier appeared in The Sun. Interesting work for my future biographer to see how the last line of the poem has changed between editions (finally reaching home in the book of the same name).
- You’ll find “The Conservation of Memory,” on the superb VCU site, Blackbird: http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v9n1/poetry/reid_b/index.shtml
- The new issue of CALYX: A JOURNAL OF ART AND LITERATURE BY WOMEN is now out, featuring my poem, “The Apple Orchard,” winner of the 2011 Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize
- To see the announcement for Sparrow, winner of the 2012 Kenneth and Geraldine Gell Poetry Prize, visit http://www.wab.org/gellprize.shtml
- My poem “I Could Love You That Way” appeared on EIL on Domestic Labor Day. You can find it by following this link: Escape into Life.