Michael Dowdy is associate professor of English at the University of South Carolina. He has published two books of criticism, including Broken Souths: Latina/o Poetic Responses to Neoliberalism and Globalization, published by the University of Arizona Press. He is coeditor, with Claudia Rankine, of American Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement, forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press in 2018. His work as a poet includes the book Urbilly, winner of the 2017 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award, and the chapbook The Coriolis Effect. He has been a faculty fellow at the National Endowment for the Humanities and at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center. Originally from Blacksburg, Virginia, he taught at Hunter College/CUNY for a decade before moving to South Carolina.
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