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Dirt by Jo McDougall

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Paperback: $14.95 [ Purchase from Amazon ]

ISBN (paperback): 0-9669419-3-4


About the Book
McDougall gives voice to the ineffable emotions of plain people. And in the undiluted glare of the genuine, the land and its people are redeemed, if not wholly forgiven.

–The Georgia Review

McDougall’s…reach is expansive, comprehensive…beautiful, witty, and unlike anyone else’s.

Kelly Cherry


About the Author
Jo McDougall, who grew up on a rice farm in the Arkansas Delta, is the author of five books of poetry. Formerly co-director of the creative writing program at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, she has received a John Ciardi Fellowship (University of Missouri/Kansas City), fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Arkansas Arts Council, awards from the DeWitt Wallace/Reader’s Digest Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and Arkansas’ Porter Prize. Her poems have been widely anthologized, including in Ted Kooser’s nationally syndicated column American Life in Poetry and in Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems for Hard Times and Writer’s Almanac. She lives in Kansas City.