Some Beheadings by Aditi Machado Shortlisted for Believer Poetry Book Award

Some Beheadings by Aditi Machado Shortlisted for Believer Poetry Book Award

We are so proud to announce that Aditi Machado's debut collection Some Beheadings has been shortlisted for the Believer's Poetry Book Award!

Below are the editors' notes on their selection process:

"The Believer Poetry Award is given to the poetry collection that the editors of The Believer deem to be the finest of the year. Below is the short list for the 2017 award. The winner will be announced in our next issue, alongside the winner of the Believer Book Award."

Here's what the Believer says about the book so far:

"Aditi Machado’s first book is as breathtaking as it is refreshing. The poet sustains a gentle, rigorous honesty that feels entirely holy. Indeed, the careful attention the poet gives to each subject allows her (and readers) to experience “Grace, not of but / as god,” so immanent in these epiphanic lyrics. A rare, refreshing truth, Some Beheadings is the world as it is."

View the official announcement and complete shortlist here: https://logger.believermag.com/post/believer-poetry-award-2018