B.A., Hope College
MFA, Purdue University
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago
Beth McDermott is a writer in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Her chapbook, How to Leave a Farmhouse, was published by Porkbelly Press. Recent poetry, reviews and criticism appear in Kenyon Review Online, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Trumpeter. Essays and reviews about art and ecology can be found in After the Art, American Book Review, the Spoon River Poetry Review blog and Kudzu House Quarterly, where she was also Poetry Editor. She is currently an Associate Editor with RHINO and working on a manuscript of prose poetry titled If You Say So. Beth holds degrees from Hope College, Purdue University , and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She teaches writing and literature courses at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL, where she’s an Assistant Professor of English and coordinator of the St. Francis Writers’ Conference, for which she received an Illinois Speaks Micro-Grant in 2017.