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Beth Marzoni


Beth Marzoni

Visiting Assistant Professor English

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401



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Visiting Assistant Professor English

Beth Marzoni

General Interests

Years at Knox: 2018 to present


Ph.D., English, 2010, Western Michigan University
B.A., English Literature, minor in History, 2004, Knox College

Teaching Interests

British modernism, modern and contemporary fiction, modern and contemporary poetry, environmental literature

Selected Professional Accomplishments


  • Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Viterbo University, 2018

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Sigma Alpha Pi, National Society of Leadership and Success, 2017

  • D.B. Reinhart Ethics Institute Fellowship, Viterbo University, 2016-2017

  • New Measure Poetry Prize, Parlor Press, 2013 (for the poetry manuscript No Shape Bends the River So Long, co-authored with Monica Berlin, selected by Carolyn Forché)

  • Heartland Poetry Prize, New American Press, 2015 (for the poem "[Begin not with coastline, begin not with harbor…]," co-authored with Monica Berlin)


No Shape Bends the River So Long, co-authored with Monica Berlin. Parlor Press, 2015.

Journal Publications:

"After Thou-less."  Water~Stone Review 20 (2017-2018).

"our voices aren’t the same as they are in other rooms."  Midwestern Gothic (Summer 2017).

"After Unland," “After Untitled (1989-90),” and "After La Casa Viuda."  Poetry Northwest 12.1 (Summer/Fall 2017).

The Driftless Is Literal. Verse 33.1-3 (2016).

"Was," "There," "As During," "A Sudden," and "Here."  DIAGRAM 16.5 (2016).

"Violent Mercies: Five New Poetry Collections of Rage and Reckoning."  PleiadesBook Review 13.1 (Winter 2016).


Poetry Reading with Monica Berlin. Beloit College, Beloit, WI. November 16, 2017.

Poetry Reading with Monica Berlin. Geisler Library Writers Reading at Central College, 14 April 2016.

Poetry Reading with Monica Berlin. Bradley University, 11 March 2015.

Poetry Reading with Monica Berlin. Vachel Lindsay House, 8 March 2015.

"Dear So & So." The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, 22 February 2013.

"Ekphrasis & Contemporary Poetry: Description & Desire" and "Writing the Midwest." Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing, 13 November 2010.

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