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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) and a chapbook titled How to Leave a Farmhouse (Porkbelly Press). Her poetry appears in Pine Row, Tupelo Quarterly, Terrain.org, and Memorious. Reviews and criticism about art and ecology appear in American Book Review, After the Art, Kenyon Review Online, and The Trumpeter. She’s an Assistant Professor of English at the University of St. Francis and recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award, an Illinois Speaks Micro-Grant, and first place in the Regional Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest. She is editor in chief at Cider Press Review and lives with her family in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.

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