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Beckian Goldberg

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Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Education

M.A., Arizona State University;
M.F.A., Vermont College

Bio

Beckian Fritz Goldberg holds an M.F.A. from Vermont College and is the author of several volumes of poetry, Body Betrayer (Cleveland State UP, 1991), In the Badlands of Desire (Cleveland State UP, 1993), Never Be the Horse (U of Akron P, 1999)Twentieth Century Children, a limited edition chapbook, (Graphic Design Press, Indiana U, 1999), Lie Awake Lake (Oberlin College Press,2005), and The Book of Accident (Univ. of Akron Presss, 2006.) Her work has appeared widely in anthologies and journals including, The American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry 1995, Field, The Gettysburg Review,Harper's, Indiana Review, The Iowa Review, The Massachusetts Review,The Best American Poetry 1995, New American Poets of The 90s, American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary American Poets She has been awarded the Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize, The Gettysburg Review Annual Poetry Award, The University of Akron Press Poetry Prize, The Field Poetry Prize and a Pushcart Prize. Currently, Goldberg teaches Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

Publications
  • Beckian Goldberg. High School Boyfriend. Field: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. The Book of Accident. (2006).
  • Walker, David, Goldberg, Beckian F. American Alphabets: Twenty-Five Contemporary Poets. (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian. order and mojo. (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. 20th Century Children (2). American Alphabets: Twenty-Five Contemporary Poets (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Beauty and Truth. Willow springs (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Bedtime Story. American Alphabets: Twenty-Five Contemporary Poets (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Blossom at the End of the Body. American Alphabets: twenty-five contemporary poets (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Fetish. American Alphabets: twenty Five Contemporary Poets (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. God Body. American Alphabets: Twenty-Five Contemporary Poets (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. He Said Discipline is the Highest Form of Love. American Alphabets: Twenty-Five Contemporary Poets (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. High School Boyfriend. Field Contemporary Poetry and Poetics (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Money. American alphabets: twenty five contemporary poets (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Nights in the Constellation of the Tree Stepping From its Robe. American Alphabets (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Nights With the Star-Ladle over the House. American Alphabets: Twenty Five Contemporary Poets (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Retro Lullaby. American alphabets: Twenty Five Contemporary Poets (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Since I Have Lived. American Alphabets:Twenty-Five Contemporary Poets (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Summer Heats Like the Neddle in its Chosen Skin. Manthology (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. The Passing House. American alphabets: Twenty-Five Contemp poets (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Third Body. American Alphabets: Twenty Five Contemp Poets (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Torture Boy aat the Easter Confest, Repentance Creek. Manthology (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Twentieth Century Children (2), Twentieth C. Children (5):Blood-Kissing, Third Body, Nights with the Star-Ladle over the House. American Alphabets (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Twenty-First Century Pastoral. Lake Effect (2006).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Lie Awake Lake. (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Annunciation. Lake Effect (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Back. The Autumn House Anthology (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Curse. The Los Angeles Review (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Egypt From Space I. Hunger Mountain (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Far Away Lake. The Autumn House Anthology (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Fourth Month. The Autumn House Anthology (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Galaxy Coffee Shop. Hunger Mountain (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Hillside. Hunger Mountain (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Invisible. Hunger Mountain (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Lost World Shuffle. Natural Bridge (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. My Descent. Hunger Mountain (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Nude Shuffle. Natural Bridge (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Starlight Shuffle. Natural Bridge (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. The Hollows. Hunger Mountain (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Valedictory Shuffle With Accordion and Grapes. Natural Bridge (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. view of Popocatapetl. Hunger Mountain (2005).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Wren. The Autumn House Anthology (2005).
  • Myers, Jack, Goldberg, Beckian F. The Portable Poetry Workshop. (2004).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Boywatching With Lydia. Swink (2004).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Diving Horse Shuffle. Swink (2004).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Faithful. Willow Springs (2004).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Glow-in-the-Dark Gecko. Field (2004).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Hothouse No. 7. RUNES (2004).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Red Monsoon. Field (2004).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. The Possibilities. The Portable Poetry Workshop (2004).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Wound Man: Apologie and Treatise. TriQuarterly (2004).
  • . . The Planet on the Table: Poets Readings (2003).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Fetish. Gulf Coast (2003).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. From 'Ancient Legends and Infidelities,' The Bird that Came With Memory. The Indiana Review (2003).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Poem With Competing Theories of Pomegranate. Sentence (2003).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Whitman's Confession: In the Cleft of Eternity. Dear Walt: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Walt Whitman (2003).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. A Dog Turns Back When You Turn Back. Sou'wester (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Art and Life. Willow Springs (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Bedtime Story. Field (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Egypt From Space II. Hayden's Ferry Review (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Far Demon Apple Body. Hayden's Ferry Review (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. From 'Ancient Legends and Infidelities' Ch. 3 "Preverse Muses". Field (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. From Ancient Legends and Infidelities, Ch 2. Sexual Shamans. Willow Springs (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. He Said Discipline is the Highest Form of Love. Blackbird (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. I Wish I Were Mexico. Hayden's Ferry Review (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Intermittent Rose Body. The Indiana Review (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Legend. Sou'wester (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. My Zen. Alaska Quarterly Review (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Nights in the Constellation of the Twin-Hearted Prisoner. Washington Square (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Past Immaculate. Blackbird (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Prologue As Part of the Body. Alaska Quarterly Review (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Question As Part of the Body. Alaska Quarterly Review (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. The Set Glistening. Washington Square (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. The Tortoise. Sou'wester (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Wigs Amor. Willow Springs (2002).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Back. Hayden's Ferry Review (2001).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Far Away Lake. The Gettysburg Review (2001).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Flying In. The Gettysburg Review (2001).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Lilies at Night. Hayden's Ferry Review (2001).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. My Bomb. The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (2001).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Rebirth. The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (2001).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Refugees. Poets of the New Century (2001).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Retro Lullaby. Poets of the New Century (2001).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Swallower. The Extraordinary Tide (2001).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. The Week My Father Died. The Gettysburg Review (2001).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Torture Boy's Watch, Burn Boy's Boat of Souls. Poets of the New Century (2001).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Twentieth Century Children 5: Blood-Kissing. Poets of the New Century (2001).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Answer. Field (2000).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. One More. Field (2000).
  • Goldberg, Beckian F. Wren. Field (2000).
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 498Pro-Seminar
ENG 580Practicum
ENG 594Conference and Workshop
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 487Advanced Workshop Poetry
ENG 562forms of Poetry
ENG 580Practicum
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 494Special Topics
ENG 580Practicum
ENG 664Mixed Genres
Presentations
  • Goldberg, Beckian. The Erotic Image. ASU Annual Writers Conference (Mar 2003).
  • Goldberg, Beckian. Contemporary American Poets. ASU PCEP Adventures in Learning
Service
  • English Dept Social Committee, Chair (2006 - Present)
  • Night Boats Press, Member advisory board (2004 - Present)
  • Night Boats Press, NY, NY, Advisory Board (2004 - Present)
  • MFA Committee, Membeer (1990 - 2012)
  • Cleveland State University, Visiting poet (2006 - 2006)
  • Lorain Community College, Visiting poet (2006 - 2006)
  • Associate Writing Programs Annual Conference, Poet (2006 - 2006)
  • Ventura Artist's Union Gallery, Guest poet (2006 - 2006)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Visiting poet (2006 - 2006)
  • Eastern Washington University, Visiting poet (2006 - 2006)
  • Cleveland State University First Book Competition, Final Judge (2005 - 2005)
  • CLAS Dean's Advisory Council, Member (2003 - 2005)
  • English Dept MFA Committee, Member (1990 - 2005)
  • ASU Writer's Conference, Instructor (2004)
  • Associated Writing Programs National Conference, Poetry Reading (2004)
  • California State University Summer Arts, Instructor (2004)
  • Changing Hands Bookstore, Poetry reading (2004)
  • National School for the Arts, Poetry reading (2004)
  • Open End Gallery, Poetry Reading (2004)
  • Phoebe Literary Journal, Final Judge, Poetry Competition (2004)
  • Salon of the Senses, Poetry Reading (2004)
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Poetry reading (2004)
  • Tempe Public Library, Poetry reading (2004)
  • English Dept Research and Creative Activity, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Western Michigan University, Judge (2004 - 2004)
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council, Panelist for Poetry Fellowship Awards (2004 - 2004)
  • English Dept. Vision Committee, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • MFA Creative Writing Program, Director (1999 - 2002)
  • English Dept Marshall Poetry Chair Search Committee, Chair (2001 - 2002)
  • English Department Graduate Committee, Member (1999 - 2002)
  • English Department MFA Committee, Chair (1999 - 2002)
  • English Dept. Administrative Committtee, Member (1999 - 2002)
  • ASU President's Community Enrichment Program, Instructor (2002 - 2002)
  • Lynx House Press Poetry Prize, Spokane, WA, national book manuscript competition, Final judge (2001 - 2001)
  • Poetry manuscript for Wesleyan University Press, Reviewer (2001 - 2001)
  • Clackamas Literary Review, Oregon City, OR National Poetry Competition, Final Judge (2001 - 2001)