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B.H. Fairchild

B.H. Fairchild is the author of several poetry collections, including Usher (Norton, 2009). He has been a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry and is winner of the William Carlos Williams Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has taught at several universities, including California State University at San Bernardino and Claremont University.



Spring 2012 | Poetry

The bloated street, fat with crowds and voices, young faces gleaming under rain and street lights, slumping lumps of bodies under ponchos; and the human microphone: call and response, a kind of tribal summons, but weird, like ghost chants among stone [...]

Three Girls Tossing Rings

Spring 2012 | Poetry

Outside, the lawn slopes and billows under chestnut trees, acres of pampered landscape floating in a limpid haze that surrounds the house. Dressed in crinoline, white hose, and flocks of ribbons, one of them tosses rings, the others wait their turn [...]