Author of five books of poetry and winner of a Colorado Prize in Poetry, Beachy-Quick received a Gugghenheim Fellowship in 2015.
A professor in the Department of English, Beachy-Quick was awarded the Colorado Prize in 2011 for his book, Circle’s Apprentice, and the Academy of American Poets named it the Notable Book of that year.
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. He 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.