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Announcement: I have recently signed a contract with Cambridge Scholars Publishing for a scholarly monograph tentatively titled Edward Dorn, Charles Olson, and the American West. Due out by 2020 I assume. Dorn and Olson, of course were key figures in early American postmodern/avant garde poetics. Dorn's Gunslinger is arguably the most important epic poem to come out of the Beat Movement in the West. This will be my third book with Cambridge Scholars.

I was born in West Texas. After completing my undergraduate studies at Oklahoma Christian University in 1973, I attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville from 1973 to 1981 where, along with my wife, Jeanine, I completed my MA and my PhD in English; Jeanine and I received our PhDs the
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I have recently signed a contract with Cambridge Scholars Publishing for a scholarly monograph tentatively titled Edward Dorn, Charles Olson, and the American West. Due out by 2020 I assume. Dorn and Olson, of course were key figures in early American postmodern/avant garde poetics. Dorn's Gunslinger is arguably the most important epic poem to come out of the Beat Movement in the West. This wil... Read more of this blog post »
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