Beth McDermott is the author of How to Leave a Farmhouse, a chapbook published by Porkbelly Press (2015). She earned her MFA from Purdue University and her PhD from the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Beth’s poetry has been published in journals such as DIAGRAM, Harpur Palate, Terrain.org and Southern Humanities Review. She is an associate editor with RHINO.
She admires poems that make her think about how they were written–especially the inseparable relationship between line and syntax.