Office: 541-737-1640

Moreland Hall

Moreland Hall 228

2550 SW Jefferson Way

2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Poetry: Republic Cafe (2019), Charming Gardeners (2013), The Book of Men and Women (2009), Wild Civility (2003), Pilgrims & Beggars (2002), Shattering Air (1996)

Nonfiction: A Place of Exodus (2020), The Education of a Young Poet (2017), A Long High Whistle (2015), Every Writer Has a Thousand Faces (2010)

Anthologies: Poems of the American South, (2014 ), Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets (2006)

Recordings: Citizen Dave: Selected Poems, 1996-2010 (2010)


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David Biespiel is the Poet-in-Residence at Oregon St. University. 

He leads the graduate poetry workshop once a year with students enrolled in the graduate MFA program, works with students on completing their final thesis, and teaches undergraduate advanced and intermediate poetry workshops, as well as courses in world poetry, American poetry, poetic form and theory, and contemporary book criticism.

Biespiel is the author of six books of poetry, three books of nonfiction, and has edited two anthologies. His most recent book of poems is Republic Café, published in 2019. His memoir, The Education of a Young Poet, was selected a Best Books for Writers by Poets & Writers. The Book of Men and Women was chosen for Best Books of the Year by the Poetry Foundation. He's is a contributing writer at American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Kenyon Review, New England Review, New Republic, The New YorkerNew York Times, Poetry, Poetry International, Parnassus, Sewanee Review, and Slate, among many other publications. Recognition for his writing includes a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature, a Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing, a Lannan Fellowship, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, two Oregon Book Awards (in poetry and nonfiction), and he's twice been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Balakian Award. 

In 1999 he founded the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters. From 2000-2005 he was editor of Poetry Northwest. Since 2010, he has written the Poetry Wire column for The Rumpus. In addition to teaching at Oregon State University, he has taught at Stanford University, University of Maryland, George Washington University, Wake Forest University, the low-residency Rainier Writing Workshop MFA Program, and at other institutions as a visiting writer. He lives in Portland with his wife, the poet and essayist Wendy Willis.

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Courses Taught: 

MFA Graduate Poetry Workshop

Advanced Undergraduate Poetry Workshop

Intermediate Undergraduate Poetry Workshop 

Book Reviewing

Early Romantic Literature

20th Century World Poetry

Introduction to Literature: Poetry

Poetry of Sex, Drugs, and Rebellion

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