They Speak of Fruit by Gary L. McDowell
ISBN : 978-0-9841928-0-9
Paperback, 29 pages
First Edition, 2009
$9.00 + s/h
The first title from Cooper Dillon by the winner of the 2009 Orphic Prize. This chap has poems which originally appeared in such wonderful journals as New England Review, Anti-, Copper Nickel, Bat City Review and others.
Gary L. McDowell was born and raised in suburban Chicago. He earned a BA in English from Northern Illinois University, an MFA in Poetry from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. in Contemporary American Poetics from Western Michigan University. Currently, he's an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. His first collection of poems, American Amen (Dream Horse Press, 2010), won the 2009 Orphic Prize. He is also the author of two chapbooks, They Speak of Fruit (Cooper Dillon, 2009) and The Blueprint (Pudding House, 2005) and is co-editor, with F. Daniel Rzicznek, of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press, 2010). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in various literary journals, including Colorado Review, Indiana Review, The Laurel Review, Mid-American Review, New England Review, Ninth Letter, Poetry Daily, and Quarterly West. He lives near Nashville, TN with his wife and their two young kids, Auden and Jorie.