• Role:

  • Position:

    • Professor
    • Assistant Chair & Undergraduate Coordinator
    • University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
  • Concentration:

    • Creative Writing
  • Department:

    • English
  • Education:

    • MFA University of Iowa Writer's Workshop
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Full Professor, Assistant Chair, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies. B.A., English; M.F.A., Creative Writing, Poetry, University of Iowa.
Professor Beachy-Quick teaches poetry workshops and literature courses. He is the author of six books of poetry, North True South Bright (2003), Spell(2004), Mulberry (2006), This Nest, Swift Passerine (2009), and Circle's Apprentice (2011, Winner of the Colorado Book Award in Poetry), and gentlessness (2015). He is also the author of a book of interlinked meditations on Herman Melville s Moby-Dick, titled A Whaler s Dictionary (2008), a collection of essays, meditations, and fairy tales, Wonderful Investigations (2012), a study on John Keats, A Brighter Word Than Bright: Keats at Work (2015), and most recently, a collection of essays, fragments, and poems, Of Silence and Song (2017).  Two book-length collaborative projects are also available: Conversities (2012, with Srikanth Reddy) and Work from Memory (21012, with Matthew Goulish). His poems have appeared widely in such journals as The Boston Review, The New Republic, Fence, Poetry, Chicago Review, VOLT, Colorado Review, and New American Writing. His essays and reviews have appeared in The Southern Review, The Poker, The Kenyon Review, The New York Times, The Denver Quarterly, Interim, and elsewhere. His essays have been marked "notable" in multiple collections of Best American Essays, and poetry has been included in Best American Poetry. He is the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Residency and has been a winner of the Colorado Book Award, and a finalist for The William Carlos Williams Award, and the PEN/USA Literary Award in Poetry. In 2016 he was named a Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry.