About

I write lyric, literary, and review essays; poems, poem things, and things about poems; and various scholarly things about poetry and Latinx literatures and cultures.

My books include UrbillyBroken Souths, and, as coeditor with Claudia Rankine, Poetics of Social Engagement.

Michael Dowdy (he/him)

I teach Latinx literatures and the poetries of the Americas, once at Hunter College, then at the University of South Carolina, and now at Villanova University, where I am a professor in the Department of English.

I have been a faculty fellow at the Center for Place Culture and Politics and at the National Endowment for the Humanities, and I am the editor of Litmosphere, the journal of Charlotte Lit.

I live in Philadelphia, with my partner, our daughter, and our dog, where I think about mountains, soccer, and ways through and out of this dire historical juncture.

Follow me on Twitter: @dowdymc