Fairchild, BH

B.H. Fairchild

B.H. Fairchild (poetry) is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Local Knowledge (W.W. Norton); The Arrival of the Future (Swallow’s Tale Press); The Art of the Lathe (Alice James Books), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and also received the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, the PEN West Poetry Award, and the California Book Award; Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest (W.W. Norton), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress; Usher (W.W. Norton); Trilogy (Pennyroyal Press); and The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems (W.W. Norton), which was chosen for the American Library Association 2015 Notable Books List and received the Paterson Poetry Prize. He has been awarded Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts, and Rockefeller (Bellagio) fellowships. His poems have appeared in The New YorkerThe Paris ReviewHudson ReviewSouthern ReviewPoetryYale Review, Sewanee Review, and many other journals and anthologies. He is also the author of Such Holy Song (Kent State University Press), a scholarly study of William Blake. In 2005, Fairchild was honored with the Aiken Taylor Award in Modern American Poetry from The Sewanee Review for the body of his work. He lives in Claremont, California. Photo by Joanna E. Morrissey

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