Mark Dow, born and raised in Houston, is a graduate of Yale University (B.A., English, 1983) and the University of California, Irvine (M.F.A., Poetry, 1986).
He is an adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Hunter College/CUNY in New York, where his courses have included: 20th- and 21st-century American and British poetry; Emily Dickinson; Dickinson, Marianne Moore, & Gertrude Stein. He has taught nonfiction and poetry workshops at Hunter College and, as a visiting instructor, at Concordia University in Montreal. He has also taught English as a Second Language in Miami, Boston, and Houston, and GED classes in a Massachusetts prison.
Dow is the author of Plain Talk Rising (poems); the chapbook "Feedback" and Other Conversation Poems at Mudlark: An Electronic Journal of Poetry and Poetics; and American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons (California). He is co-editor with David R. Dow of Machinery of Death: The Reality of America's Death Penalty Regime (Routledge)
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