Michael Begnal

Michael Begnal

Assistant Teaching Professor of English

Curriculum Vitae


Room:RB 393

Michael S. Begnal teaches poetry writing, multi-genre creative writing, first-year composition, and research writing. His published work includes the poetry collections Future Blues (Salmon Poetry, 2012) and Ancestor Worship (Salmon Poetry, 2007), a chapbook titled The Muddy Banks (Ghost City Press, 2016), 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

  • “‘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 09 1500 - 1615 M W RB, room 284
Intro to Creative Wr 285 01 1000 - 1050 M W F RB, room 120
Intro to Creative Wr 285 02 1100 - 1150 M W F RB, room 107
Spec Topics Creative 405 1 1300 - 1350 M W F RB, room 290