Bridging Science and Art through Haiku

September 14, 202
4:30 – 6 p.m.

Join WiSCI and Innovating Minds as each of us explores connections between Science and Art. Dr. Dan Beach-Quick, poet, essayist and CSU English professor, will lead us in a workshop discussing the origins and creation of haiku. Each will leave the workshop having written a poem or two.

Dan Beachy-Quick
University Distinguished Teaching Scholar and Professor, Colorado State University

Dan Beachy-QuickDan Beachy-Quick is the author, most recently, of Arrows (Tupelo 2020) and a translation of lyric poems from the Ancient Greek, Stone-Garland (Milkweed Editions 2020), named as “New and Noteworthy” by the New York Times. His short collection of poems, Variations on Dawn and Dusk (Omnidawn 2019), was long-listed for the National Book Award in Poetry. Along with a collection of essays, fragments, and poems, Of Silence & Song (Milkweed, 2017),  he has also written six other books of poetry, gentlessness, Circle’s Apprentice, North True South Bright, Spell, Mulberry, and This Nest, Swift Passerine, six chapbooks, Shields & Shards & Stitches & Songs, Apology for the Book of Creatures, Overtakelesness, Heroisms, Canto and Mobius Crowns (the latter two both written in collaboration with the poet Srikanth Reddy),  a book of interlinked essays on Moby-Dick, A Whaler’s Dictionary, as well as a collection of essays, meditations and tales, Wonderful Investigations. Reddy and Beachy-Quick’s collaboration has been released as a full-length collection, Conversities, and he has also collaborated with the essayist and performance artist Matthew Goulish on Work From Memory. In 2013, University of Iowa Press published a monograph on John Keats in their Muse Series (editor Robert D. Richardson) titled A Brighter Word Than Bright: Keats at Work, and Coffee House Press published his first novel, An Impenetrable Screen of Purest Sky. His work has been a winner of the Colorado Book Award, and has been a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Prize, and the PEN/USA Literary Award in Poetry, and included on the Best American Poetry anthology. He is the recipient of a Lannan Foundation residency, and taught as Visiting Faculty at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop in spring 2010. He was one of two Monfort Professors at CSU for 2013-2015, and his work has been supported by the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University, where he serves as Assistant Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator of the English Department, and teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing.