Welcome to the (reluctant, ineluctable) website for Michael Dowdy, scholar, poet, and teacher. Peruse for publications and occasional dispatches from the crooked spine of North America, from New Orleans north through Appalachia and into New York City and New Haven.
Two recent interviews provide good introductions to my scholarship and poetry:
I was interviewed at Dissident Voice (February 2014) about my book, Broken Souths: Latina/o Poetic Responses to Neoliberalism and Globalization.
And I was interviewed at Speaking of Marvels (April 2014) about my poetry, the chapbook The Coriolis Effect in particular.
As for teaching:
This course blog for my Fall 2014 M.A. seminar on documentary poetry is a good place to check out what I do in my classes.
- Header photograph: Day of the Dead parade, the Bywater, New Orleans, 2012. Photo by Ryan Dowdy.