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Poetry Conference and Group Reading: Dan Beachy-Quick, Suzanne Buffam, Sally Keith, Srikanth Reddy
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Conference at 4:00 PM Blackistone Room
Reading at 8:15 PM Daugherty-Palmer Commons
Poet and essayist Dan Beachy-Quick was born in Chicago and raised in Colorado and upstate New York. He was educated at Hamilton College, the University of Denver, and the University of Iowa. Beachy-Quick's poetry collections include North True South Bright (2003); Mulberry (2006), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for poetry; and This Nest, Swift Passerine (2009). He is also the author of A Whaler's Dictionary (2008), a collection of linked essays responding to Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Beachy-Quick's work has been supported by the Lannan Foundation. He has taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Colorado State University, and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his family.
Suzanne Buffam is the author of two collections of poetry, The Irrationalist (Canarium Books), shortlisted for the 2011 Griffin Prize, and Past Imperfect (House of Anansi), winner of the League of Canadian Poets' Lampert Award for best first collection published in Canada in 2006. Born and raised in Canada, she lives in Chicago.
Sally Keith is the author of The Fact of the Matter (Milkweed 2012) and two previous collections of poetry, Design, winner of the 2000 Colorado Prize for Poetry, and Dwelling Song (UGA 2004). She has published poems in a variety of literary journals, including Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, A Public Space, Black Clock and Literary Imagination. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize and recent fellowships at Virginia Center for Creative Arts, UCROSS Foundation and Fundación Valparaíso, she is a member of the MFA Faculty at George Mason University and lives in Washington DC.
Srikanth Reddy is the author of two books of poetry, Facts for Visitors and Voyager, as well as a collaborative work, Conversities, written with Dan Beachy-Quick. He has also published a critical study with Oxford University Press, titled Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the doctoral program in English at Harvard University, Reddy is currently an assistant professor at the University of Chicago.