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.
Assistant Teaching Professor of English
2015 - Present
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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.