B. H. Fairchild

FAIRCHILDB.H. FAIRCHILD’s most recent book is The Blue Buick (W.W. Norton, 2014), and his poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, Southern Review, Poetry, Sewanee Review, and many other journals and anthologies, including Best American Poems. He is the author of six collections of poetry. Usher, was chosen by the LA Times as one of their favorite 25 books in poetry or fiction published in 2009. Trilogy, (2009 PennyRoyal Press) is a fine press limited-edition, and Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest, (Norton 2003) received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Gold Medal in Poetry from the California Book Awards, the Texas Institute of Letters Poetry Award, and the Bobbitt Award from the Library of Congress. The Art of the Lathe, won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and William Carlos Williams Award, the PEN West Poetry Award, California Book Award, and Natalie Ornish Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. Fairchild has received numerous fellowships and grants from the NEA, Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Lannan Foundation and recently received Pushcart Prizes in both poetry and essay. He taught at California State University, San Bernardino, and Claremont Graduate University. He now teaches at the University of North Texas.