Read | Beverley Bie Brahic

9 April 2020


Beverley Bie Brahic ~ Catch and Release

FREE | Download the book (.pdf)

In 2019, the Wigtown Poetry Prize introduced a new category for short collections, the Alastair Reid Pamphlet Prize, named after the much-loved Galloway-born poet, who was such a supporter of the festival.

The category judge, the poet John Burnside, chose Beverley Bie Brahic’s Catch & Release from an exceptionally strong field, and the prize was to be published in a beautiful limited edition set by Gerry Cambridge.

While digital can’t match the feel of paper under the fingers, the pdf version looks as beautiful as any online version could hope to be, so we are giving it away as a kind of literary Easter egg. There are still some printed copies available with a cover price of £6. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to reserve one.

Beverley Bie Brahic is a poet and translator. A Canadian who lives in Paris, she was shortlisted for a Forward Prize with her poetry collection White Sheets (CBeditions) in 2012. Her most recent full collection is The Hotel Eden (Carcanet, 2018), about which the Times Literary Supplement wrote: “It is [her] attention to the stuff of everyday life that makes Brahic’s poetry shine... [The Hotel Eden] also thrums with a delicious erotic energy.”

Beverley’s translations include Guillaume Apollinaire's The Little Auto (CBeditions), winner of the 2013 Scott Moncrieff Prize; Francis Ponge's Unfinished Ode to Mud, a 2009 Popescu Translation Prize finalist; and Charles Baudelaire's Invitation to the Voyage (Seagull, 2020).