Under an Arkansas Sky

Jo McDougall

16 pages / hand-stitched, limited-edition pamphlet / $10.00
ISBN-13: 978-1-935635-01-7

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This limited-edition pamphlet showcases 6 haunting new poems by the noted poet and memoirist.

In this edition, 26 copies have been hand-bound into cloth-covered boards. $75. For order inquiries, contact info@tavernbooks.org.

About Jo McDougall

Jo McDougall was born in 1935 and raised on her family's rice farm near DeWitt, Arkansas. She received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Arkansas, and has since taught at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Pittsburg State University in Kansas, where she directed the university's creative writing program. A short film based on McDougall's poetry, Emerson County Shaping Dream, directed by Don Maxwell, was released in 2001. Towns Facing Railroads, a stage presentation adapted from McDougall's work, premiered in 2006. A song cycle from Dirt was adapted for a wind ensemble by composer Ty Emerson and premiered at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in 2007. McDougall has been honored with a fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council, the Porter Prize, and the DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Writing Award, among others awards. Her books include Women Who Mary Houses (1983), The Woman in the Next Booth (1987), Towns Facing Railroads (1991), From Darkening Porches (1996), Dirt (2001), Satisfied with Havoc (2004), and the forthcoming memoir, Daddy's Money. She lives with her husband in Leawood, Kansas.

"Spareness of language. Excruciating honesty. Subtlety of spirit. Forgiveness. These are the qualities that constitute Jo McDougall's poetry. A joy to read."
— Gerald Stern