Dan Beachy-Quick

College of Liberal Arts
Department of English
Appointed: 2019
Office: Eddy 343
Email: [email protected]

  • B.A. University of Denver, 1995
  • MFA University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, 2000

Dan Beachy-Quick has written numerous books in different genres, including most recently a collection of essays, fragments, and poems, Of Silence and Song (Milkweed Editions, 2017), the forthcoming poetry collections Arrows (Tupelo Press, 2020) and Variations on Dawn and Dusk (Omnidawn, 2019), as well as a translation of six poets from the ancient Greek lyric tradition, Stone-Garland (Milkweed Editions, Seedbank Series, 2021). His creative and academic interests are wide-ranging, from ancient Greek literature, language, and philosophy, through the Metaphysical poets, Romanticism, Transcendentalism, Moby-Dick, to Modern and Post-modern poetries. He teaches courses seeking ways to connect these disparate concerns.

He has also helped to create and facilitate the Crisis & Creativity Work Group—an effort to bring the sciences and the humanities into conversation and collaboration, and whose most recent efforts concerned species extinction, and garnered support from the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES).

He is currently Assistant Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator of the English department.

Selected Teaching Awards and Recognitions

  • Guggenheim Fellow
  • Monfort Professor
  • Lannan Foundation Residency
  • Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University, Creative Fellow

Selected Lectures, Visiting Professorships, and Other Activities.

  • Yale University Poetics Group
  • University of Maine—Farmington, Libra Professor
  • Washington University, St. Louis
  • Iowa Writer’s Workshop
  • Haystack School of Arts and Crafts
  • Susquehanna University
  • Brown University
  • University of Louisville, Wittreich Lecture