Beth Marzoni / Visiting Assistant Professor

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Beth Marzoni is a poet, a teacher, an admirer of bridges, an art lover, & a pie enthusiast. A graduate of Knox College, she earned her Ph.D. from Western Michigan University. Before joining the department she was Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. She teaches courses in 20th and 21st century literature. Her creative and research interests include the ekphrastic, documentary poetics, and place.

Beth plays well with others. Her collaborations with Monica Berlin have been published in Boston ReviewColorado Review, Denver QuarterlyMeridian, New Orleans Review, TYPO, and Vela among others. Their book of poems, No Shape Bends the River So Long, won the 2013 New Measure Poetry Prize and was published by Free Verse Editions at Parlor Press in 2015. With Natalie Giarratano, Marzoni co-edits Pilot Light, a journal of 21st century poetics and criticism.

Beth’s poems have received national recognition from Crazyhorse and New Ohio Review. In 2008 she was the recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Award. Recent work has been published in Poetry Northwest, Midwestern Gothic, DIAGRAM, Verse, & Water~Stone among others.

Office: Old Main 313
Knox College
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FP: The 21st Century
The Literary Arts
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing
Literature & Power: The Artist & Power
Literature & Power: American Poetry &
the Women’s Movement 
The Effects of Empire: Postcolonial
Modernist Literature
Poetry Workshop
Modern and/or Contemporary Fiction
The Long Poem in the 20th Century