Bea C Opengart

Educator Assistant Professor

Professional Summary

Bea Opengart's poems have appeared in a number of journals, including The American Voice, Folio, The Journal, The Iowa Review, Many Mountains Moving, The MacGuffin, Shenandoah, Southern Humanities REview, Sou'wester, and others. Her book, Erotica, won the annual book competition sponsored by Owl Creek Press, which published the book in 1995. She has also published essays, most recently in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry, and Literature and Belief. Bea has received grants in support of her work from The Kentucky Arts Council, The Kentucky Foundation for Women, and The Ohio Arts Council; her poems have several times been nominated for The Pushcart Prize.

Education

MFA, University of Iowa 1980

Research Support

2001 Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship

1993 The Kentucky Foundation for Women Individual Grant

1987 The Kentucky Foundation for Women Individual Grant

1986 Kentucky Arts Council AL Smith Kentucky Artists Fellowship

Abbreviated Publications

Book of Poems

Erotica. Owl Creek Press, 1995.

In Press

"August 31." Connecticut Review.

"Rachamim." The Madison Review.

"AThe Blessing." Sou’wester.

Work in Progress

"April Bernard." The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry.

Other Publication

"Developing Particularity through Concrete Detail." Associated Writing Programs 2004 Pedagogy Papers (2004).

"Godwrestling as Post-Modern Rhetoric in the Work of Three Contemporary American Poets." Literature and Belief 23 (2003).

"The Power of the Veil: Remembering the Women on the Steps." Emrys Journal (1993).

Reviews in Literary Magazine Review and The Louisville Courier Journal, 1983-84.

Poem

"Tikkun." Visions International.

"Abel’s Sacrifice." Many Mountains Moving.

"Walls." The International Quarterly.

"How a Bird Learns the Route." Salamander. 2004.

"Engendering." Folio. 2004.

"Post-Op." Sou’wester. 2004.

"In the Beginning." Tiferet. 2004.

"Assemblage." The MacGuffin. 2003.

"Varieties of Religious Experience." The New Laurel Review. 2003.

"Toward Healing." Mediphors Journal. 2001.

"Uses of Force." The Louisville Review. 2001.

"Slippage." Slant. 2001.

"Uses of Force." The Louisville Review. 2000.

"Blessing the Daughters." The American Voice. 1996.

"Nude." Apalachee Quarterly. 1994.

Alfred Steiglitz. "After Cloud Equivalents." Ekphrasis. 1993.

Diane Arbus. "After Untitled." Ekphrasis. 1993.

"(two poems)." The Journal. 1992.

"(two poems)." The Contemporary Review. 1991.

"Lecha Dodi." Cincinnati Judaica Review. 1991.

"(two poems)." Shenandoah. 1989.

"(two poems)." Pacific Review. 1989.

"(five poems)." Cincinnati Poetry Review. 1988.

"Songs of the Body." The Iowa Review. 1988.

"(two poems)." Pacific Review. 1988.

"Ocean." Southern Humanities Review. 1988.

"The Child Is Called to the Garden." Cincinnati Poetry Review. 1987.

"Forgive, Forgive." The Greensboro Review. 1987.

"The Blue Mug." Calliope. 1985.

"In Winter." The Louisville Review. 1985.

"The Eldest Daughter." Phases After Noon. Frankfort Arts Foundation 1985.

"Erotica." Tendril. 1985.

"Where Pomegranates Grew, the Women Danced." Chester H. Jones Foundation National Poetry Competition Prizewinners 1985. 1985.

"Poem with Afternoon Light." The Agni Review. 1984.

"Apogee." The Small Pond. 1984.

"(two poems)." The Iowa Journal of Literary Studies. 1983.

"(three poems)." The Agni Review. 1982.

"Nothing That Can Fly." Poetry Northwest. 1982.

"(four poems)." Calliope. 1981.

"Rebecca Tucker." Pavement. 1981.

"Speak." The Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry. 1980.

"Migrations." Cutbank 12. 1979.

"Speak." Carolina Quarterly. 1979.

"Cleaning the Chicken." Kudzu. 1979.

"Driving through Nebraska." Ploughshares. 1979.

"Seven Boys Fishing by Moonlight." Quarterly West. 1979.

"(three poems)." Where We Are: The Montana Poets Anthology. 1978.

"(four poems)." Tell Them Nothing’s the Matter. 1977.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

(2008. ) Poetry Reading .Poetry in the Garden, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

(1999. ) Poetry Reading .Poetry in the Garden, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

(1997. ) Poetry Reading .Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky.

(1993. ) Poetry Reading .Twentieth Century Literature Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

Colloquium

(2006). "Student Ownership of Student Writing" . CEAO Spring Conference, Old Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio.

(2004). "Developing Particularity Through Concrete Detail" .Associated Writing Programs Convention.

Lecture

(2004. ) "Poetry and Music" .The University of Cincinnati.

Paper Presentations

(2001. ) "Godwrestling as Post-Modern Rhetoric in the Work of Three Contemporary American Poets" .Baylor University.

Event Organized

"Effective Use of Small Groups in the English Composition Classroom"

"Effective Use of Small Groups in the English Composition Classroom" Workshop 11-02-2005 The University of Cincinnati

Summer Writing Intensives

Summer Writing Intensives 06-2001 The University of Cincinnati

Panel: "Writers of Faith in the Post-Modern Age: Belief and the Rhetoric of Non-Belief"

Panel: "Writers of Faith in the Post-Modern Age: Belief and the Rhetoric of Non-Belief" Art and Soul Conference at Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Service

English Department (English Composition 102 Review Committee ) Member 2005

Taft Fund Research Grant (Funds for Composition Program Film Library ) Committee Chair 2004

Summer Writing Intensives Program Coordinator 06-2001

University College of Evening and Continuing Education (Humanities Program Review Committee ) Member 1998

DAAP (M.F.A. Committee for student Suzanne Poage ) Member 1996

English Department (Freshman English Committee ) Member 1994

Reader for English Department writing competitions 1994 -2009

Keywords

English Composition and Creative Writing

Courses Taught

English Composition I

English Composition II

Advanced English Compositon I

Intermediate Composition

Topics in Literature

Creative Writing: Poetry

Creative Writing: Poetry

Creative Writing: Poetry