"From the very first poem to the last each is processed by Hurst's unmistakable one-of-a-kind voice imaginings and dexterity. I was reminded of the first time I ever read the likes of Elizabeth Bishop James Wright and Robert Hass. Hurst's voice is just as undeniable it leaps off the page with a masterful complex range that weaves narrative and lyric subversive wit and true emotional grit social commentary and deep personal longing. Miss Lost Nation that will stay with you become part of your consciousness." -- Richard Blanco Contest Judge
Bethany Schultz Hurst's poems have appeared in Cimarron Review Crab Orchard Review The Gettysburg Review River Styx Sixth Finch and other journals. She holds an MFA from Eastern Washington University. She lives in Pocatello Idaho with her husband and son and teaches creative writing at Idaho State University.