Recovery and Harm: Poet Dan Beachy-Quick
Thursday, October 22nd 7 p.m. via Crowdcast
About the Event
Poet Dan Beachy-Quick is the author of Arrows, which explores and expands the ideas of love, beauty, and violence. Publishers Weekly says “With a light touch and a clear gift for sound and sense, Beachy-Quick delivers a stirring collection of unusual thoughtfulness.” Poet G.C. Waldrep says “[the] chief concern in Arrows is the relationship between love and ‘the made thing’—the ship, the child, the poem, the dream, the myth.” Beachy-Quick is the author of seven previous collections of poetry, and is an accomplished essayist, having authored meditations on Moby Dick, a study of John Keats, and Wonderful Investigations. Beachy-Quick will be in conversation with poet Sally Keith. This event is part of Mason’s Visiting Writers Series, Presented by the Creative Writing Program and Mason Libraries.
About Dan Beachy-Quick
Dan Beachy-Quick is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Variations of Dawn and Dusk. Other collections include North True South Bright; Spell; Mulberry; This Nest, Swift Passerine; Circle’s Apprentice, winner of the Colorado Book Award in Poetry; and gentlessness. He is also the author of A Whaler s Dictionary, a book of interlinked meditations on Herman Melville s Moby-Dick; Wonderful Investigations, a collection of essays, meditations, and fairy tales; A Brighter Word Than Bright: Keats at Work; and most recently, Of Silence and Song, a collection of essays, fragments, and poems. 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.