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Daniel Bowman Jr.

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Daniel Bowman Jr. is the author of A PLUM TREE IN LEATHERSTOCKING COUNTRY (Virtual Artists Collective, 2012).

His poems and essays have appeared in The Adirondack Review, American Poetry Journal, Art House America, The Bitter Oleander, Books and Culture, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Istanbul Literary Review, The Midwest Quarterly, The Other Journal, Redactions: Poetry & Poetics, Rio Grande Review, Seneca Review, Volume 1 Brooklyn, and many others. He recently completed his first YA novel, THE AUTISM JOURNALS.

A native New Yorker, he lives in central Indiana with his wife Beth and their two children, and teaches creative writing at Taylor University.

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Recently I was criticized by someone I love and trust as coming down too hard on my family, being too negative about my early life. I defended my work by saying, essentially, that when I write personal essays, I want to examine what was and what is in order to better understand it; I want to tell the truth, to “transform my pain rather than transmit,” (a Richard Rohr phrase I’m very fond of quo...

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Excellent autistic character and some fun writing about geek culture and teen relationships, but devolved into unbearably didactic, simplistic, cotton candy fluff.
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