Devin Becker

unnamed-330x333Devin Becker is the digital initiatives and web services librarian at the University of Idaho Library, where he directs and maintains the library’s digital collections. His poetry and research articles have been published in American Archivist, Cutbank, Faultline, Microform and Digitization Review, Midwestern Gothic, The Pinch, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. He holds degrees from Williams College, the University of California, Irvine, and Indiana University.

In 2014, Becker was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and his collection of poetry, Shame | Shame was selected by David St. John as the winner of the the thirteenth annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize.

Becker is currently working on a Seed-Grant-funded research project titled CTRL-SHIFT, which aims to document how established writers’ dealt with the tranistion from paper-based to digital writing practices due to the rise of personal computers.

He lives in Moscow, Idaho with his wife, Kristin, and their dog, Rufus. He was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and remains to this day much too emotionally invested in the Indiana Hoosier basketball team.

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