Carlow University’s Jan Beatty to Publish Her Sixth Book of Poetry in September

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The Body Wars, published by University of Pittsburgh Press, offers vital poems of dimension

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Jan Beatty, professor of English and director of the Creative Writing program at Carlow University, will publish her sixth book of poetry, The Body Wars, in September. The book will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press.

With the publication of The Body Wars, Beatty’s collection of poems takes the reader on a journey of both psychic and literal travel that highlights the joy and challenges of walking around the world in the midst of truth and struggle.

“Jan Beatty is my essential writer, whose work always makes me feel less alone and less afraid,” writes Denise Duhamel, professor at Florida International University, a poet, and most recently the author of Scald. “She is fierce, fearless, harnessing a fury that is particular as it is familiar. Her startling imagery and dignified line hold that energy tight.”

In addition to being an English professor and director of the creative writing program, Beatty is also director of the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops, and distinguished writer in residence of the Carlow University MFA in creative writing program. Her fifth book, Jackknife: New and Selected Poems, won the 2018 Paterson Prize, and her memoir, American Bastard, won the 2019 Red Hen Nonfiction Award.

The Body Wars can be pre-ordered at

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