Scott Beal

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Office Location(s): 1330 North Quad
Phone: 734.615.9868

  • About

    I teach writing courses for the English Department, the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program and Sweetland, where I also serve as a consultant in the Writing Workshop. I returned to teaching for the University of Michigan in 2012 after several years away, during which time I worked in proposals and marketing for businesses, taught creative writing to elementary and high school students, toured the country as a poet, and played many games with my daughters. My poems have appeared in many journals, and were awarded a Pushcart Prize in 2013 and two Hopwood Awards in the 1990s. I co-authored Underneath: The Archaeological Approach to Creative Writing with Jeff Kass (Red Beard Press, 2011). My first book of poems, Wait 'Til You Have Real Problems, was published by Dzanc Books in Fall 2014.

    Fields of Study/Research Interests

    Writing, Poetry

    Courses/Teaching Assignments
    • Writing 120: College Writing for Multilingual Writers
    • LHSP 125: Writing and Seeing
    • Writing 302: Global Communication
    • Writing Workshop
    • Writing 201: The Rhetoric of Blogging
    • Writing 100: Transition to College Writing
    • English 125: Writing and Academic Inquiry (Living Arts section)
    • LHSP 230: Poetry, Magic, and Science

  • Education
    • M.F.A. University of Michigan, 1996
    • B.A. University of Michigan, 1994
  • Awards
    • 2014 Pushcart Prize
    • Finalist in the 2012 ABZ Press First Book Poetry Contest, ABZ Press
    • Finalist in the 2011-12 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Book Prize, Pleiades Press
    • 1996 Hopwood Major Poetry Award, University of Michigan
    • 1994 Hopwood Minor Poetry Award, University of Michigan
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