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B.H. Fairchild

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20130830, 20060614, 20051130

We celebrate the working man by revisiting B.H. Fairchild's poetry collection, The Art of the Lathe.  This book gives insight into the life and work of Fairchild's father in Liberal, Kansas, and deals with workers who survived the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.  A Californian for decades, Fairchild was in his mid-fifties before a major publishing house even considered this work.  After many rejections, the book went on to win seven prizes after it was published in 1998.  B.H. Fairchild also discusses his 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award-winning book, Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest. His 2013 poems can be read in New Letters magazine, Vol. 79, No.2. Click here to order.

| Subject Matter: Kansas, Midwest, Family | Interview Year: 2005 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: William Carlos Williams Award, National Book Critics Circle Award |

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