English Faculty - Bruce Beasley

Bruce Beasley

Contact Information

Phone: (360) 650-3255
Office: HU 261
Email: Bruce.Beasley@wwu.edu
Personal Website: www.brucebeasley.net


PhD, English, University of Virginia
MFA, Poetry, Columbia University
BA, Oberlin College

Portrait of Bruce Beasley

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Poetry, poetics, creative writing
  • Slam, performance, and spoken word poetry
  • Monstrosity and literature
  • Theology and poetry
  • Poetry and dreams

Selected Publications

All Soul Parts Returned. BOA Editions, 2017.

Theophobia. BOA Editions, 2012.

The Corpse Flower: New and Selected Poems. University of Washington Press, 2007.

Lord Brain. University of Georgia Press, 2005. (winner of the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series Award)

Signs and Abominations. Wesleyan University Press, 2000.

Summer Mystagogia. University of Colorado Press, 1996. (selected by Charles Wright for the 1996 Colorado Prize in Poetry)

The Creation. Ohio State University Press, 1994. (winner of the Ohio State University Press/Journal Award)

Spirituals. Wesleyan University Press, 1988.