Poet and Author Beth McDermott
These elegant poems by Beth McDermott are curious creatures of mind and eye calmly unfolding in equal weight and austerity, cool as distance but excruciatingly close as if a microscope could think out loud.
Marianne Boruch

Beth McDermott

Beth McDermott is the author of Figure 1 (Pine Row Press), a 2022 finalist for the Foreword Indies and a 2023 finalist for the da Vinci Eye/Eric Hoffer Award; and a chapbook titled How to Leave a Farmhouse (Porkbelly Press). Her poetry appears in journals such as Pine Row, Tupelo Quarterly, Terrain.org, and Memorious. Reviews appear in American Book Review, After the Art, Kenyon Review Online, and RHINO Reviews. She’s the recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL., an Illinois Speaks Micro-Grant, and first place in the Regional Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest. She has been an editor at Kudzu House QuarterlyRHINO, and Cider Press Review.

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