Rita Banerjee’s Echo in Four Beats selected as Finishing Line Press’s 2018 Nominee for the National Book Award in Poetry!

Rita Banerjee’s debut poetry collection, Echo in Four Beats., was selected by Finishing Line Press as their 2018 Nominee for the National Book Award in Poetry!

Combining elements, rhythms, and personas from American jazz, blues, and ragtime, poet Rita Banerjee presents a modern-day spin on the love story of Echo and Narcissus in her debut full-length poetry collection, Echo in Four Beats.  But in this story, told in four parts, Echo is more than just a fragment, she is a Sapphic voice that speaks, foretells, forestalls, and repeats.  

Banerjee’s Echo in Four Beats was named one of Book Riot’s “Must-Read Poetic Voices of Split This Rock 2018” and was a finalist for the Red Hen Press Benjamin Saltman Award, Three Mile Harbor Poetry Prize, and Aquarius Press / Willow Books Literature Award.  You can read more about the press and reviews for Echo in Four Beats here.   Echo in Four Beats is available for order at, Finishing Line Press, Barnes & Noble, and internationally on Amazon.com!

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