Dan Beachy-Quick, a Monfort Professor teaching in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Colorado State University, joins the English Department’s colloquium for a poetry reading. He is the author of several books of poetry including North True South Bright (2003), Spell (2004), Mulberry (2006), This Nest, Swift Passerine (2009), Circle’s Apprentice (2011, Winner of the Colorado Book Award in Poetry) and gentlessness (2015). He is also the author of a book of interlinked meditations on Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, titled A Whaler’s Dictionary (2008) and a collection of essays, meditations, and fairy tales, Wonderful Investigations (2012). Beachy-Quick is the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Residency and has been a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, The William Carlos Williams Award, and the PEN/USA Literary Award in Poetry. This event is sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center’s Living Forms seminar group with support from the Department of English, and the Helen B. Sharnoff Endowed Fund for Poetry.