I am an associate professor of English at the University of South Carolina, where I teach poetry and Latinx literature. I have written two books of criticism, including Broken Souths: Latina/o Poetic Responses to Neoliberalism and Globalization, which was published by the University of Arizona Press. I’m coeditor, with Claudia Rankine, of American Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement, which was published by Wesleyan University Press in September 2018. My work as a poet includes the book Urbilly, winner of the 2017 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award, and the chapbook The Coriolis Effect. I’ve 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, I taught at Hunter College/CUNY for a decade before moving to South Carolina.
Email me: mcdowdy AT gmail.com; follow me: @dowdymc