Beverly Burch’s third poetry collection, Latter Days of Eve won the John Ciardi Poetry Prize. Her other books have won a Lambda Literary Award, a Gival Poetry Prize, and been a finalist for the Audre Lorde Award. Burch’s poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, On the Seawall, New England Review, Los Angeles Review, Willow Springs, Salamander, Tinderbox, Barrow Street, and Poetry Northwest. She lives in Oakland, CA. You can find out more about her life and work at