Poetry

Two poems, “The Urbilly’s Field Guide” and “The Urbilly’s Family Tree, as Seen through Binoculars,” will appear in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume IX: Virginia (November 2022), published by Texas Review Press and edited by William Wright (series ed.), J. Bruce Fuller, Amy Wright, and Jesse Graves.

“When I Shop, I Dream of Rivers of Workers Building a Dam” will appear in Volume 25 (“Appalachia (Un)Masked,” October 2022), of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel (Southern Appalachian Writer’s Cooperative).

PMS&G, Volume 25

“Palmetto State Armory’s Second Amendment Poetry Contest” appears in Issue 18 (May 2022) of Miracle Monocle.

Miracle Monocle, Issue 18

Three poems, “Emoji,” “The Future Alluvial,” and “If Tomorrow,” featured in Issue 29 of Still: The Journal.

“Blast Fragments” appeared in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, while a 2021 catch-up interview highlights my book recommendations.

My book, Urbilly, won the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award.

My chapbook, The Coriolis Effect, was published by Bright Hill Press.

“These poems are smart, well-made, and humane. In its wise enterprise, whether the poems are set in Latin America or the rural South, the collection seems much bigger than a chapbook. Michael Dowdy is the real deal.” -John Balaban, author of Locusts at the Edge of Summer

“From the Amazon Basin to Central Park, these highly textured poems traverse the earth in a welcome combination of beauty and craft. The voice here is infused with an insight and wisdom which pulls the reader in. This is a very rich collection.” -Marcia Douglas, author of The Marvellous Equations of the Dread