To see the announcement for my poetry book, Sparrow, selected by poet Dorianne Laux for the Kenneth and Geraldine Gell Poetry Prize at Writers & Books, go to

You can find a review by Kathleen Kirk at EIL:

Saturday, April 5, 2014

New Poems -- or drafts of poems

This month -- April, 2014 -- I have a goal to write one bad poem every day, all month long. To see the results, go to my A Writer's Alchemy blog.

To read my craft essay "One Bad Poem," click here.


  1. Hey Bethany, reading through your collection "Sparrow" gives me a reason to open my eyes a little wider. What an amazing collection. So many reasons to shed sleep and wake up!