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Author: TJ Beitelman

TJ Beitelman is a writer and teacher living in Birmingham, Alabama. He's published a novel, JOHN THE REVELATOR (2013), a collection of short fiction, COMMUNION, and three collections of poetry: THIS IS THE STORY OF HIS LIFE (2018), IN ORDER TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION (2012) and AMERICANA (2015), all from Black Lawrence Press. His stories and poems have appeared widely in literary magazines, and he's received fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham. He taught writing and literature at Virginia Tech, where he earned an MA in English, and at the University of Alabama, where he earned an MFA in creative writing and also edited Black Warrior Review. He currently directs the creative writing program at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham.

Americana
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Americana

Black Lawrence Press

Poetry. "In TJ Beitelman's poems, 'everything's a powder / keg,' where everyday occurrences explode into expressions of joy and heartache. AMERICANA begins with an examination of American icons and institutions, then moves out in widening circles to...

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Communion: Stories
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Communion: Stories

Black Lawrence Press

Fiction. "If O'Conner, Mattheissen, Danielewski, and Saunders got together to play Exquisite Corpse, they might produce something akin to Beitelman's COMMUNION but with the startling control of language of a poet. These twenty paired narrative artif...

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In Order to Form a More Perfect Union
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In Order to Form a More Perfect Union

Black Lawrence Press

Poetry. This loosely federated republic of curses, verses, and fractured mythic narratives holds a single truth to be self-evident: our genius for disorder is our truest gift."It is spectacular to watch his poems upend everything. In this book, the ...

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John the Revelator
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John the Revelator

Black Lawrence Press

Fiction. LGBT Studies. "Every prophet needs a home where they can hate him," says the black buzzard of the title character's nightmares. Part reluctant Tiresias, part locusts-and-honey outcast, teenaged John stumbles into the darker thickets of huma...

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This is the story of his life
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This is the story of his life

Black Lawrence Press

Poetry. In his own Confessions, St. Augustine wrote, "The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder." This is the story of his lifeā€”is just this: a rite of reconciliation, a penance of prayers that might pull a new order out of the cha...

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