On the Same Page with Jo McDougall
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Jo Garot McDougall is a poet of the Arkansas Delta with five books of poetry: The Woman in the Next Booth, Towns Facing Railroads and From Darkening Porches, and, most recently, Dirt and Satisfied with Havoc. Her memoir in progress, Daddys Money, focuses on growing up on a rice farm in the Arkansas delta.
During this episode of On the Same Page McDougall talks about her Pulitzer Prize nominated collection Dirt and the film adaptation of her poems called Emerson County Shaping Dream, directed by Don Maxwell. This film adds an extra dimension to her work offering an opportunity to look at the difference between the written word and an onscreen adaptation.
McDougall holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas, McDougall taught English and creative writing at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, where she co-directed the creative writing program and directed the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. Join host Tommy Sanders as he interviews McDougall for Poetry Month. A panelist discussion with Miller Williams, Rosemary Henenberg and Phil Martin immediately follows the interview.AETN > Programs > AETN Presents > On the Same Page > On the Same Page with Jo McDougall