Poetry. Dan Beachy-Quick has produced six collections of solo or collaborative poetry and a unique prose companion to Moby Dick. In the process, this amazingly productive writer has become recognized as one of the nation's most exciting dramatists of the mind in ferment, and of our urgent and ongoing connections with a tradition that extends back to the origins of literature. After a series of book-length poems, Beachy-Quick's new volume is as carefully structured as a suite of chamber music pieces, yet made of distinctly individual poems. "Dan Beachy-Quick's splendid new collection reveals the echoes between the measure of verse and the measure of time.... CIRCLE'S APPRENTICE vividly reminds us that all our human life may be marked by ritual but it is returned to us through song"—Susan Howe.
Author City: FORT COLLINS, CO USA
Dan Beachy-Quick attended Hamilton College, the University of Denver, and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. He has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently assistant professor of English at Colorado State University. His work includes CIRCLE'S APPRENTICE (Tupelo Press, 2011), THIS NEST, SWIFT PASSERINE (Tupelo Press, 2009), APOLOGY FOR THE BOOK OF CREATURES (Ahsahta Press, 2009), A Whaler's Dictionary (Milkweed Editions, 2008), MULBERRY (Tupelo Press, 2006), SPELL (Ahsahta Press, 2004), and NORTH TRUE SOUTH BRIGHT (Alice James Books, 2003).
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