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Figure 1, book of poetry by Beth McDermott

Figure 1

A collection of poems in conversation with art and the natural world, Figure 1 (Pine Row Press, 2022) is rooted in the ekphrastic tradition and features the mind at work framing and dismantling images and exploring what exists beneath the surfaces of our socially constructed selves. In these poems, beauty is deep-seated, landscapes are historical, and paintings and photographs are interpretable.

Journal Publications

“Under Pressure”

in Memorious 

“The Boulder Problem Speaks to the Free-Soloist”

in Thimble Literary Magazine

“‘The story starts in conversation’: An Interview with Beth McDermott & a Folio of New Poems”

– curated by Virginia Konchan in Tupelo Quarterly

“Strip-Mall Bakery”

in Storm Cellar

“Three Poems by Beth McDermott”


“The Surveyor’s Perspective”


Reviews and other writing

“An Aerial View: Jerry Takigawa’s F-374”

in After the Art

“A Review of Partial Genius by Mary Biddinger” in RHINO Reviews

in RHINO Reviews

“Absence, Presence: A Conversation with Maya Phillips”

at The Adroit Journal

“On House of McQueen by Valerie Wallace”

in Kenyon Review Online

Reviews in American Book Review

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