UNDER AN ARKANSAS SKY Jo McDougall

UNDER AN ARKANSAS SKY Jo McDougall

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ABOUT THE BOOK

This limited-edition pamphlet showcases 6 haunting new poems by the noted poet and memoirist. 

26 copies have been hand-bound into cloth-covered boards. See Special Editions page for ordering information.

"Spareness of language. Excruciating honesty. Subtlety of spirit. Forgiveness. These are the qualities that constitute Jo McDougall's poetry. A joy to read." 

—Gerald Stern

ABOUT JO MCDOUGALL

Jo McDougall was born in 1935 and raised on her family's rice farm near DeWitt, Arkansas. She received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Arkansas, and has since taught at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Pittsburg State University in Kansas, where she directed the university's creative writing program. A short film based on McDougall's poetry, Emerson County Shaping Dream, directed by Don Maxwell, was released in 2001. Towns Facing Railroads, a stage presentation adapted from McDougall's work, premiered in 2006. A song cycle from Dirt was adapted for a wind ensemble by composer Ty Emerson and premiered at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in 2007. McDougall has been honored with a fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council, the Porter Prize, and the DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Writing Award, among others awards. Her books include Women Who Marry Houses (1983), The Woman in the Next Booth (1987), Towns Facing Railroads (1991), From Darkening Porches (1996), Dirt (2001), Satisfied with Havoc (2004), and the forthcoming memoir, Daddy's Money. She lives with her husband in Leawood, Kansas.

16 pages | hand-sewn chapbook | 5.5 x 7.5 in.
ISBN-13: 978-1-935635-01-7

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