Belle Point Catalog: Poetry 2023
Introducing the five full-length collections coming next year
It’s scary finding a publisher for your book, but it takes an extra leap of faith to put it in the hands of a new publisher. I’m so grateful to these five talented poets for trusting me with their work. We are thrilled to present our first full-length poetry catalog—including two poets (Elisheva Fox and Madeline Trosclair) from our Mid/South Anthology!
Wendy Taylor Carlisle (AR)—reissue: Reading Berryman to the Dog
Wendy Taylor Carlisle was born in Manhattan, raised in Bermuda, Connecticut and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and lives now in the Arkansas Ozarks in a house she built in 1980. She has an MA from The University of Arkansas and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of On the Way to the Promised Land Zoo (Cyberwit, 2019), The Mercy of Traffic (Unlikely Books, 2019), and Discount Fireworks (Jacaranda Press, 2008). Chapbooks include They Went to the Beach to Play (Locofo Chaps, 2016), Chap Book (Platypus Press, 2016), Persephone on the Metro (MadHat press, 2014), The Storage of Angels (Slow Water Press, 2008), and After Happily Ever After (Two River Chapbooks, 2003.) Her work appears in multiple anthologies.
Elisheva Fox (TX)—debut: Spellbook for the Sabbath Queen.
Elisheva Fox tries to braid her late-blooming queerness, Texan sensibilities, motherhood, and faith into poetry. Some of her other pieces can be found in Jewish Book Council’s Paper Brigade, Brazos River Review, Rust + Moth, and Belle Point Press’s upcoming Mid/South Anthology.
Jason Myers (TX)—debut: Maker of Heaven &
Jason Myers is an Episcopal priest living with his family in Houston. His work has appeared in The Believer, Image, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of EcoTheo Review and with Travis Helms directs EcoTheo Collective.
Anna Laura Reeve (TN)—debut: Reaching the Shore of the Sea of Fertility
Anna Laura Reeve is a poet living & gardening near the Tennessee Overhill region, historic land of the Eastern Cherokee. Experience working on a local organic vegetable farm & in a Montessori preschool have clinched her decision to look for an easier job but both kinds of work continue to live rent-free in her brain, & indefinitely. Recently a semifinalist for Beloit Poetry Journal’s Adrienne Rich Poetry Prize and a finalist for Broad River Review’s Ron Rash Award, her recent work speaks to ecological degradation in Southern Appalachia as well as motherhood and postpartum mental illness under the patriarchy.
Madeline Trosclair (LA)—debut: Bottomlands
Madeline Trosclair is a poet from Southeast Louisiana pursuing a Masters of English in Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. With an emphasis on ecological poetry, her work has been featured in Susurrus Magazine, The Tide Rises Journal, Tilted House, and EcoTheo Review. She is fond of muddy rivers, garlic, and warm light.
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