The Beck Series welcomes poet Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach. Dasbach came to the United States as a Jewish refugee in 1993, from Dnipro, Ukraine, and grew up in the DC metro area suburb of Rockville, Maryland. She holds an Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Oregon and a Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from the University of Pennsylvania. Her newest collection of poetry is 40 WEEKS (2023). She is also the author of the poetry collections Don’t Touch the Bones (2020) and The Many Names for Mother (2018). Her poems have also been published in POETRY, American Poetry Review, and The Nation, among other literary journals. Having taught at Hendrix College in Little Rock, Arkansas, she is now an assistant professor at Denison and lives with her family in Westerville, Ohio.