"David Biespiel is a major voice in twenty-first century literature. "
In addition to his work as the President of the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, David Biespiel will now also be the Oregon State University Poet-in-Residence.
Appointed by the College of Liberal Arts, David — who has taught in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film since 2001 — will teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students in the MFA in Creative Writing; promote poetry in the OSU community; and continue to build the already substantial national reputation of Creative Writing at OSU.
In his appointment, College of Liberal Arts Dean Larry Rodgers said, "David Biespiel is a major voice in twenty-first century literature." He is the first Poet-in-Residence in the history of Oregon State University.
A celebration of David’s new role at OSU — where he will give a talk and reading — will be held at 7:30pm on March 16 in the OSU Alumni Center’s Johnson Lounge.