Roy Beckemeyer

Poet

957 N Perry Ave
Wichita, KS 67203
Phone: 
316-264-0049

Author's Bio

Roy J. Beckemeyer is a retired engineer who conducts research on Paleozoic insect fossils and writes scientific papers and poetry. His first poetry book, "Music I Once Could Dance To," was published in 2014 by Coal City Revew and Press, Lawrence, Kansas (http://coalcitypress.com/from-coal-city-...). His second poetry book, "Amanuensis Angel," was published in 2018 by Spartan Press, and his third, "Stage Whispers," by Meadowlark Books (2018).

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems (Woodley Press, 2012)
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To the Stars Through Difficulties (Mammoth Publications, 2012)
Journals: , , , ,
Lyric Poetry Magazine
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Midwest Quarterly
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Mikrokosmos
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Nebo
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Zingara Poet
Prizes won: 

Kansas Authors Club Poet of the Year, 2013, 2018-2018; Beecher's Magazine 2014 Poetry Prize; Jim Stone Memorial Poetry Prize, 2013 and 2014; Pushcart Nominee, 2014 (Coal City Review and Press) 2015 KANSAS NOTABLE BOOK AWARD

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Comedia by Dante Alighieri, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, Mont-St. Michel and Chartres by Henry Adams

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
European American, German American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Breese
Raised in: 
Beckemeyer, IL
Illinois
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Last update: May 21, 2019