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Author Biography

Doug Van Gundy

Doug Van Gundy’s poems and essays have appeared in many journals, including The Oxford American, Ecotone, Poems & Plays, and The Louisville Review, and his poem “Engineers” was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize. His first book of poems, A Life Above Water, was published by Red Hen Press. Doug teaches in the low-residency MFA program at West Virginia Wesleyan College where he also directs the undergraduate Honors program. In addition to writing and teaching, Doug is an award-winning old-time musician whose music has been featured on three CDs, several short films, and National Public Radio’s Mountain Stage. He plays fiddle, guitar, and mandolin in the duo, Born Old.


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