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
Author or co-author of fourteen books of poetry, exploratory prose, and fiction, Dan Beachy-Quick's Tupelo volumes are MULBERRY (2006), THIS NEST, SWIFT PASSERINE (2009), CIRCLE'S APPRENTICE (2011), and GENTLESSNESS (2015). Other recent titles include: AN IMPENETRABLE SCREEN OF PUREST SKY (Coffee House Press, 2013), WORK FROM MEMORY: IN RESPONSE TO IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME BY MARCEL PROUST (with co-author Matthew Goulish) (Ahsahta Press, 2012), and CONVERSITIES (with co-author Srikanth Reddy) (1913 Press, 2012). His work has been supported by the Lannan Foundation, and he has taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Colorado State University. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his family.
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