Beth Baruch Joselow

Beth Baruch Joselow has been writing poems since she first learned to read. Her work includes eight books and chapbooks of poetry, with poems appearing in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Boston Review, and American Poetry Review.

During her years in Washington, D.C., she won four grants for poetry from the D.C. Commission on the Arts, and taught writing and liberal arts electives for seventeen years at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. For many years, she also served as literary editor for the Washington Review of the Arts.

Joselow has written plays, nonfiction pieces for newspapers and magazines, art show catalogs, two nonfiction books on divorce, and Writing Without the Muse, a book of writing exercises. The Fountains of Exhaustion/The April Wars, an artists’ book made in twelve editions by Joselow with Russian visual artist Pavel Makov, has been exhibited in galleries in the US and Europe and is in the collection of the Osaka Museum in Japan.

Joselow now works as a mental health counselor in Lewes, Delaware, where she lives with her husband, poet Tom Mandel.

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Beth Baruch Joselow

Publication Date: April 13, 2021


Excontemporary, a collection of poems by Beth Baruch Joselow, was published by Story Line Press in 1993. Jousting with form and language, the book combines image and idea in a painterly style. It contains poetry of sharp observation, coalescing gracefully into a thoughtful meditation on the inner life and the everyday. Mark Wallace, winner of the Gertrude Stein Prize in poetry, was among many that met Excontemporary with high praise: “Joselow’s poems discover, and uncover, keen truths that always surprise and unsettle and make us think again about things we believed we understood.”

Tradepaper: $20 / ISBN: 9781586541019
Casebound: $30 / ISBN: 9781586541026