Michael Begnal

Michael Begnal

Assistant Professor of English

Phone:765-285-8457

Room:RB 393


In my career to date, I have taught first-year writing (composition), poetry workshops, multi-genre creative writing courses, as well as literature courses.

My latest poetry collection is Future Blues (Salmon Poetry, 2012), and my work (poetry, criticism, and non-fiction) has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. I have edited a literary journal and an anthology dedicated to the Irish poet James Liddy. Lately, my research interests have expanded to include American poets of the early Modernist period.

Education:
M.F.A., English, Creative Writing – Poetry, North Carolina State University.
B.A., English Literature, Pennsylvania State University.

Poetry Collections:
Future Blues. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland: Salmon Poetry, 2012.
Ancestor Worship. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland: Salmon Poetry, 2007.
Mercury, the Dime. Pittsburgh: Six Gallery Press, 2005.

Edited Anthology:
Honeysuckle, Honeyjuice: A Tribute to James Liddy. Ed. Michael S. Begnal. Galway, Ireland: Arlen House, 2006.

Peer-Reviewed Articles:
“Haniel Long’s Pittsburgh Memoranda: Documentary Form and 1930s Political Poetry.” College Literature 42.1 (2015): 139-66.
“‘To Be an Irishman Too’: Jack Kerouac’s Irish Connection.” Studies 92.386 (2003): 371-77.

Essays or Book Chapters:
“Paul Tillich Never Took Ativan.” Winter Tales: Men Write about Aging. Ed. Duff Brenna and Thomas E. Kennedy. Copenhagen and Florham Park, NJ: Serving House Books, 2011. 220-226.
“In James Liddy’s Country.” Afterword. Fest City. By James Liddy. Galway, Ireland: Arlen House, 2010. 73-79.
“The Ancients Have Returned Among Us: Polaroids of 21st Century Irish Poetry.” Avant-Post: The Avant-Garde under “Post-” Conditions. Ed. Louis Armand. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia, 2006. 299-324.
“‘Gluaisidh a Chlanna Gael’: Irish Poetry and Republicanism.” Cork Literary Review 11 (2005): 16-24.
“Art and Revolution.” Poetry Ireland News (January/February 2004): 4.
“‘Alien Primitive and Dionysian’: Some Thoughts on James Liddy.” Afterword. I Only Know That I Love Strength in My Friends and Greatness. By James Liddy. Galway, Ireland: Arlen House, 2003. 97-101.


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Rhetoric and Writing 103 45 1000 - 1050 M W F WB, room 311
Intro to Creative Wr 285 04 1300 - 1350 M W F RB, room 107
Intro to Creative Wr 285 05 1400 - 1450 M W F RB, room 113
Poetry Writing 308 1 1500 - 1615 M W RB, room 284