Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Gary L. McDowell

“Come Morning”

June 15, 2016 Gary McDowell is the author of a collection of lyric essays and five collections of poetry, including Mysteries in a World That Thinks There Are None. His poems and essays have appeared in journals such as American Poetry Review, The Nation, The Southern Review, New England Review, and Prairie Schooner. He will read from Mysteries in a World That Thinks There Are None at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 20, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

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“Household Fire”

January 31, 2014 Gary L. McDowell is the author of Weeping at a Stranger’s Funeral (Dream Horse Press, 2014), American Amen (Dream Horse Press, 2010), and They Speak of Fruit (Cooper Dillon Books, 2009), and he is the co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010). His poems and lyric essays are forthcoming in The Nation, Prairie Schooner, Quarter After Eight, and others. McDowell lives in Antioch, Tennessee, and is an assistant professor of English at Belmont University in Nashville. On January 31, 2014, at 7 p.m. he will appear—along with poets TJ Jarrett and Jeff Hardin—at Barnes & Noble Vanderbilt in Nashville. The event, part of the Lyrical Brew reading series, is free and open to the public.

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