Dan Beachy-Quick was born in Chicago in 1973 and raised in Colorado and upstate New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Denver in 1995 and then graduated from the University of Iowa’s Iowa Writer’s Workshop with his MFA in 2000.
Beachy-Quick is the author six books of poetry and the translator of Mountain—Wind—Oak: The Poems of Sappho, forthcoming in 2023 from Tupelo Press, as well as The Thinking Root: The Poetry of Early Greek Philosophy, forthcoming in 2023 from Milkweed Press. His books of poetry include Variations on Dawn and Dusk (Omnidawn Publishing, 2019), which was long-listed for the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry; Circle’s Apprentice (Tupelo Press, 2011), winner of the 2012 Colorado Book Award; and This Nest, Swift Passerine (Tupelo Press, 2009), as well as several chapbooks, collaborative books, and prose hybrids, such as Of Silence and Song (Milkweed Editions, 2017); A Brighter Word Than Bright: Keats at Work (University of Iowa Press, 2013); Wonderful Investigations: Essays, Meditations, Tales (Milkweed Editions, 2012); and A Whaler’s Dictionary (Milkweed Editions, 2008).
Beachy-Quick is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and Lannan foundations. He teaches in the MFA program at Colorado State University where he is the assistant chair of the English department, and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.