Dan Beachy-Quick is a professor in the Department of English. His work focuses on poetry, and he is the author of five books of poetry, including Circle’s Apprentice, North True South Bright, Spell, Mulberry, and This Nest, Swift Passerine. Circle’s Apprentice earned him a Colorado Prize in Poetry in 2011, and the Academy of American Poets named it the academy’s Notable Book of 2011. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015.
Beachy-Quick was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award in Poetry, the William Carlos Williams Award and the PEN USA Literary Award in Poetry in 2010 for This Nest, Swift Passerine. Beachy-Quick serves as a contributing editor for the journals West Branch and A Public Space, and he is on the Editorial Board for Dear Navigator.
Beachy-Quick earned his B.A. in English from the University of Denver in 1995. He earned his M.F.A. in 2000 from the University of Iowa, Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Beachy-Quick was one of two Monfort Professors at CSU in 2013-2015.