About Bethel Swift

Bethel Swift is a San Diego-based poet, publisher, mixed media artist, speaker, and workshop instructor originally from the South Side of Chicago. She is the author of Conversations with Good Men (Swift & Sparrow Press, 2020) and has poetry published in Armenian Poetry Project, Haiku Journal, San Diego Poetry Annual, and Expressions from Englewood as well as exhibited at Columbia College Chicago. In 2017, Bethel was the recipient of an AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship with poet Sandy Coomer (Available Light). Prior to that, she studied poetry under Kristina Marie Darling (Dark Horse) and Larry Sawyer (Vertigo Diary) at the Chicago School of Poetics and with Martha Vertreace-Doody (Glacier Fire) at Kennedy-King College.

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