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    BinRamke  Distinguished Professor & Phipps Chair, University of Denver

    1953 S. Franklin Street   80210;  Dept of English, Sturm Hall,

     2000 E. Asbury Ave, Denver, Colorado 80208

    (720) 273-7133     binramke @ gmail.com           (303) 871-2889



    Ph.D. Ohio University, l975; MA U. of New Orleans, l971; BA Louisiana State U., 1970;

    School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Visiting Writer Fall terms, 1999-2014; University of Denver: Editor, DenverQuarterly, 1994-2014; Director of the Graduate Writing Program, 1986-95; Professor of English, 1984—  ; University of Georgia Press: Editor, Poetry Series, 1984-2005; Wichita State University, “Distinguished Poet in Residence,” 1991; University of Georgia, Visiting Writer, 1982, 84; Columbus College (Georgia), 1975-84.



    Light Wind Light Light, Omnidawn Publishing, Oakland, 2018

    Missing the Moon,Omnidawn 2014

    Aerial,Omnidawn, 2012

    Theory of Mind: New and Selected Poems, Omnidawn, 2009

    Tendril, Omnidawn, 2007

    Matter, University of Iowa Press, 2004

    Airs, Waters, Places, University of Iowa Press, 2001

    Wake, University of Iowa Press, 1999

    MassacreoftheInnocents, University of Iowa Press, 1995

    TheEroticLightofGardens, Wesleyan University Press, 1989

    TheLanguageStudent, Louisiana State University Press, 1986

    WhiteMonkeys, University of Georgia Press, 1981

    TheDifferencebetweenNightandDay, Yale University Press, 1978.



    Swensen & St.John, American Hybrid(Norton, 2009)

    Glaz, Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and Mathematics(A K Peters, 2008)

    Galineau, French Connections(Louisiana Literature Press, 2007)

    Strong, Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry(Autumn House, 2006)

    Pfefferle, Poets on Place(Utah State, 2005)

    Marshall, Range of the Possible(E. Washington, 2002)

    Boselaar, Outsiders(Milkweed Editions, 2000)

    Wormser, Teaching the Art of Poetry(L. Erlbaum Associates, 2000)

    Bradley, The Yale Younger Poets Anthology(Yale U. Press, 1998)

    Pack, Poems & Makers(UPNE, 1998)

    Foster & Guthrie, A Year in Poetry(NY: Crown, 1995)

    Collier, WesleyanAnthologyofModernPoets(Wesleyan, 1993)

    Cotton, Josey, Frightened by Nightingales(Media 7/Silences), 1993: lyrics to “Kitchen Wall”

                co-written with Bill Rhea.

    Halpern & Oates, The Sophisticated Cat(Penguin, 1992)

    Moromarco & Zolynas, MenofOurTime(U. of GAPress, 1992)

    Wallace, VitalSigns(Madison: U. of Wisconsin Press, 1989)

    Lindberg & Corey, KeenerSounds(U. of GAPress, 1987)

    Stokesbury, TheMadeThing(U. of Arkansas Press, 1987)

    Bottoms & Smith, TheMorrowAnthologyofYoungerAmericanPoets(N.Y., 1985)

    Gordon, SongsfromUnsungWorlds: ScienceinPoetry(Boston: Birkhauser, 1985)

    Grossman, GettingfromHeretoThere(Baltimore: Boynton/Cook, 1982).


                      LECTURES, READINGS, WORKSHOPS

    2019:Vicki Myhren Gallery, “Fieldworks: Creative Research by DU Faculty,” 17 January;

    2018:School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Critique Panel; Berl’s Books, Brooklyn, Poets House, Manhattan, Hobart and William Smith College Dept. of English, Rochester, NY, Dikou Collection, Denver, Moe’s Books, Berkeley, CA, Green Apple Books, San Francisco;

    2017: SAIC, Chicago, Poets House, NYC;

    2016:SAIC, Chicago;

    2015:Poets House, NYC;

    2014:AWP Seattle, Poets House NY, McNally-Jackson Books NY, Chapman University, CA, SAIC, IL, Bookbar, Denver, Naropa University, Boulder;

    2013:AWP Boston,

    2012:AWP Chicago, Moe’s Books, Berkeley;

    2011:AWP Washington, DC, Tattered Cover, Denver;

    2010:AWP Denver, Chicago; New York;

    2009:AWP Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago;

    2008: AWP NYC, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Amherst, Portland (ME);

    2007: Atlanta, Chicago, New York, San Francisco;

    2006: AWP Austin, U of Rochester, U of Colorado-Denver, Oxbow-Michigan (SAIC);

    2005: U of Iowa, AWP Vancouver, SAIC Chicago, U of Georgia, Naropa;

    2004: Birmingham, AL (five colleges), Bay Area Poetry Marathon, AWP Chicago;

    2003: Georgetown U, Harvard, Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, Boston Poetry Marathon, “Danny’s Reading Series” Chicago, Associated Writing Programs Baltimore;

    2002: AWP New Orleans, U of Iowa, Columbia College, Occidental College, Beyond Baroque, Bucknell, Western Poetry Conference (L.A.), “Boston Poetry Marathon”;

    2001: College Art Assn. Chicago; AWP Palm Springs; C-SPAN(on William Wiser’s The Twilight Years: Paris in the 30s); bookstores in Dallas, Chicago;

    2000: SAIC; Tattered Cover Books (Denver), Georgia Poetry Circuit (8 colleges and universities); CO State U; KGB Bar, NY;

    1997-1999: School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Cardinal Stritch U. (Milwaukee); Cannon Mine, CO, “City Arts” (Salt Lake City), Berry College (GA), Tattered Cover Books (Denver), Valdosta State U (GA); Southampton C. of Long Island U.; Columbus State U.; UNLV; Black Hills State U.; DeKalb College (GA, 4 campuses); “Reconcilable (In)differences” Conference (Denver).



    Evans Professorship, U of Denver, 2007; Phipps Endowed Chair, U of Denver, 2006; The Iowa Poetry Award (U. of Iowa Press 1994; 1998); Colorado Governor’s Award Panel, 1990; Denver Public Library award, 1990; Colorado Arts Council, 1989; Board of Directors, Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute, 1986-96; Kayden Award, U. of Colorado, 1985; Board of Directors, Georgia Endowment for the Humanities, 1981-84; Pushcart Prize, 1985, 86, 97, 98; Panel for the Wallace Stevens Centennial, MLA 1979; Yale Younger Poets Award, 1978.


                      SELECTED DISSERTATION STUDENTS (Books)

    Eric Baus, Scared Text, 2011; Christina Mengart, Julie Doxsee, Undersleep,2007; Karla Kelsey, Knowledge Forms, The Aviary, 2006; Joshua Wilkinson, Suspension of a Secret in Abandoned Rooms,2005; Ever Saskaya, The Porch is a Journey Different from the House,2004; Malinda Markham, (Bakeless Prize), 99 Nights of Listening,2002; Joshua McKinney, Saunter, 2002; Christine Hume, (Barnard New Poets Prize), Musca Domestica, 2000; Bruce Bond, Radiography, BOA, 1997; Nicholas Samaras, Yale Younger Poets Award, Hands of the Saddlemaker, 1992; Candice Favilla, Cups, 1992; George Bilgere, The Going, 1994.



    Mary Jo Bang, The Downstream Extremity of the Island of Swans; Bruce Beasley, Lord Brain; Stacey Doris, Knot; Albert Goldbarth,Heaven and Earth; Paul Hoover, Viridian; Claudia Keelan, The Secularist; Maurice Kilwein Guevara,Postmortem; Caroline Knox, To Newfoundland; Mark McMorris, The Black Reeds; Donald Revell, The Gaza of Winter; Martha Ronk, Desire in L.A.; Susan Stewart, The Hive; Terese Svoboda, Mere Mortals; Tracy Philpot, Incorrect Distances; Lee Upton, Approximate Darling; Arthur Vogelsang, Twentieth-Century Women; Marjorie Welish, Casting Sequences; Susan Wheeler, Bag O’ Diamonds; C.D. Wright, String Light, Andrew Zawacki,By Reason of Breakings.


                      ESSAYS AND REVIEWS

    American Notes & Letters2001; Boston Review June-July 1996, January 1999, January 2002, Sept-Oct 2002, Summer 2002;Denver Quarterly various; Georgia Law Review, Fall 1984: “Language, Law, and Forms of Failure”; Georgia Review,Winter 1980: “Mattie Lou O’ Kelley” with Linda Ramke; The Ohio Review various; West Branch (Spring 2002);

    [About: The Oxford Companion to American Literature(Oxford, 1995); Dictionary of Literary Biography, American Poets Since 1990, Gale, 1992, Amber Ahlstrom; Poets & Writersinterview by Craig Teicher, 2007; AWP Chronicleinterview by Sandra Meek, 2004; Western Humanities Reviewinterview by Tod Martin, 2000].

  • Publications

  • Light Wind Light Light, Omnidawn Publishing, Oakland CA, 2018

    Missing the Moon, Omnidawn, 2014

    Aerial, Omnidawn, 2012

    Theory of Mind: New and Selected Poems, Omnidawn 2009

    Tendril, Omnidawn, 2007

    Matter, University of Iowa Press, 2004

    Airs, Waters, Places, University of Iowa Press, 2001

    Wake, University of Iowa Press, 1999

    Massacre of the Innocents, University of Iowa Press, 1995

    The Erotic Light of Gardens, Wesleyan University Press, 1989

    The Language Student, Louisiana State University Press, 1986

    White Monkeys, University of Georgia Press, 1981

    The Difference between Night and Day, Yale University Press, 1978.

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