Michael Begnal

Michael Begnal

Assistant Teaching Professor of English

Curriculum Vitae


Room:RB 393

Michael S. Begnal teaches multi-genre creative writing, poetry writing, first-year composition, and research writing. His published work includes the book The Music and Noise of the Stooges, 1967-71: Lost in the Future (Routledge, 2022), the poetry collections Future Blues (Salmon Poetry, 2012) and Ancestor Worship (Salmon Poetry, 2007), three chapbooks, academic journal articles, as well as individual poems and essays published in literary journals and anthologies.

Professional Experience

Assistant Teaching Professor of English

2015 - Present

Curriculum Vitae

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M.F.A., English, Creative Writing

North Carolina State University

B.A., English Literature

Pennsylvania State University

Research and Publications

  • The Music and Noise of the Stooges, 1967-71: Lost in the Future. Routledge, 2022.
  • “‘Torn by the Rocks Like the Drowned Girls’: Dark Ecology in the Early Poetry of Peggy Pond Church.” Arizona Quarterly, vol. 78, no. 4, Winter 2022.
  • “Poetry and the War(s).” American Literary History, vol. 31, no. 3, Fall 2019.
  • “‘Bullets for Hands’: Witter Bynner, Arthur Davison Ficke, and the Spectra Poems of World War I.” Twentieth-Century Literature, vol. 64, no. 2, June 2018.
  • “Modernist Mythologies: The Turquoise Trail Anthology and the Poets of Santa Fe.” Western American Literature, vol. 53, no. 3, Summer 2018.
  • “River Dolphins.” Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time, edited by Tom Lynch et al., U of Nebraska P, 2017, pp. 248-49.
  • “Haniel Long’s Pittsburgh Memoranda: Documentary Form and 1930s Political Poetry.” College Literature, vol. 42, no. 1, Winter 2015, pp. 139-66.
  • “‘To Be an Irishman Too’: Jack Kerouac’s Irish Connection.” Studies, vol. 92, no. 386, Winter 2003, pp. 371-77.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Rhetoric and Writing 103 03 1000 - 1050 M W F RB, room 290B
Rhetoric and Writing 103 11 1300 - 1350 M W F RB, room 119
Intro to Creative Wr 285 02 1100 - 1150 M W F LB, room 267
Intro to Creative Wr 285 04 1400 - 1450 M W F RB, room 291