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B.H. Fairchild (born 1970) is an award-winning American poet and former college professor. His most recent book is Usher (W.W. Norton, 2009), and his poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Southern Review, Poetry, TriQuarterly, The Hudson Review, Salmagundi, The Sewanee Review. His fifth poetry collection, The Art of the Lathe, winner of the 1997 Beatrice Hawley Award (Alice James Books, 1998), brought Fairchild's work to national prominence, garnering him a large number of awards and fellowships including the William Carlos Williams Award, Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, California Book Award, Natalie Ornish Poetry Award, PEN Center USA West Poetry Award, National Book Award (finalist), Capricorn Poetry Award, and Rockefeller and Guggenheim fellowships. The book ultimately gave him international prominence, as The Way Weiser Press in England published the U.K. edition of the book. The Los Angeles Times wrote that "The Art of the Lathe by B.H. Fairchild has become a contemporary classic...a passionate example of the plain style, so finely crafted and perfectly pitched...workhorse narratives suffused with tenderness and elegiac music."

Fairchild has written that a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts was vital to his career as a poet: "It's very simple: without an NEA Fellowship in 1989-90, I would not have been able to complete my second book, Local Knowledge, nor have had the necessary time to compose the core poems for The Art of the Lathe, my third book, which, I am proud to say, received the Kingsley Tufts Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award, thus bringing my work to a wider audience than the immediate members of my family and also, therefore, making future work possible."

He was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in small towns in the oil fields of Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas, later working through high school and college for his father, a lathe machinist. He taught English and Creative Writing at California State University, San Bernardino and Claremont Graduate University. He lives in Claremont, California with his wife and dog, Minnie.

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Total Books: 10
The Blue Buick New and Selected Poems
2016 - The Blue Buick New and Selected Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393352160
ISBN-10: 0393352161
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Blue Buick New and Selected Poems
2014 - The Blue Buick New and Selected Poems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393240269
ISBN-10: 0393240266
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Usher Poems
2010 - Usher Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393338942
ISBN-10: 0393338940
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Usher Poems
2009 - Usher Poems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393065756
ISBN-10: 0393065758
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Local Knowledge Poems
2005 - Local Knowledge Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393322217
ISBN-10: 0393322211
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest Poems
2004 - Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393325669
ISBN-10: 0393325660
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest Poems
2002 - Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest Poems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393050967
ISBN-10: 0393050963
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Arrival of the Future
2000 - The Arrival of the Future (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781882295258
ISBN-10: 1882295250
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Art of the Lathe Poems
1998 - The Art of the Lathe Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781882295166
ISBN-10: 1882295161
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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