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Jo McDougall

Poetry

Interviewed by: Donna Trussell

Catalog Number: 19871113

Even though she didn’t begin to write in earnest until her children were grown, Jo McDougall admits that she always felt “a terrible need to write.” A native of the Arkansas delta , she writes poetry that often incorporates the folklore she absorbed growing up in that landscape. Here she reads from The Woman in the Next Booth, her first full-length book of poems. Interviews with Jo McDougall from 2002 and 2017 are also available in our Audio Archives.

| Subject Matter: Arkansas, Family, Folklore | Interview Year: 1987 | Genre: Poetry |

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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