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David Biespiel

David Biespiel

Author's Bio

David Biespiel was born in 1964 in Oklahoma and grew up in Harris County, Texas, in Houston. He is the author of ten books, including most recently Charming Gardeners (poems) and The Book of Men and Women (poems), which was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Poetry Foundation and received the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry; a book on creativity, Every Writer Has a Thousand Faces; and forthcoming, in 2015, A Long High Whistle: Selected Columns. He is the editor of the Everyman’s Library edition of Poems of the American South and Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets, which received the Booksellers Award. He writes the Poetry Wire column for The Rumpus and is a member of the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle. He has taught at Stanford University, Georgetown University, University of Maryland, Wake Forest University, and is currently a member of the graduate creative writing faculty at Oregon State University and the Rainier Writers' Workshop. Since 1999 he has been president of the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters.

Publications and Prizes

A Long High Whistle: Selected Columns on Poetry (Antilever Press, 2015), Charming Gardeners (University of Washington Press, 2013), Every Writers Has a Thousand Faces (Kelson Books, 2010), The Book of Men and Women (University of Washington Press, 2009), Wild Civility (University of Washington Press, 2003), Shattering Air (BOA Editions Limited, 1996)
Poems of the American South (Random House, 2015), Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets (Oregon State University Press, 2006)
Lannan Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, Stegner Fellowship in Poetry

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