Biography

Dan Beachy-Quick, with an MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa, teaches poetry workshops and literature at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins.

He is the author of three books of poetry, North True South Bright (Alice James Books, 2003), Spell (Ahsahta Press, 2004), and Mulberry (Tupelo Press, 2006).

Forthcoming in 2008 from Milkweed Editions is a book of inter-linked meditations on Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, titled A Whaler’s Dictionary and, in 2009, Tupelo Press will be publishing his fourth book of poems, a work of collage, fragment, prose, and lyric, This Nest, Swift Passerine.

His poems have appeared widely in such journals as The Boston Review, The New Republic, Fence, Poetry, Chicago Review, VOLT, The Colorado Review, and New American Writing. His essays and reviews have appeared in The Southern Review, The Poker, Rain Taxi, The Denver Quarterly, Interim and elsewhere. He is the recent recipient of a Lannan Foundation Residency, and serves as Poetry Advisor for the literary journal A Public Space. He is currently working on a number of collaborative projects, as well as poems and essays.