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Lindsey Martin-Bowen

Lindsey Martin-Bowen

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
    111 Cockefair Hall
    Kansas City, MO 64110
  • E-mail: BowenLM@umkc.edu

Author's Bio

A Kansas native, Lindsey Martin-Bowen teaches writing, literature, and cultural studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has also taught at Rockhurst University, served as a full-time newspaper reporter for The Johnson County SUN and the Louisville Times, as Associate Editor for Modern Jeweler Magazine and as Editor of The National Paralegal Reporter. Her latest poetry collection is INSIDE VIRGIL'S GARAGE, released in early 2013. She holds an MA In English/creative writing and a Juris Doctor. She reads often at The Wrier's Place (KCMO) and The Writer's Place West in the Johnson County Central Resource Library. With poet Carl Rhoden, she helped organize the Second Sunday Reading series at Borders in Overland Park, Kansas (1991-2001).

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Inside Virgil's Garage (Chatter House Press, 2013), Hamburger Haven (Paladin Contemporaries, 2009), Standing on the Edge of the World (Woodley Press, 2008), Cicada Grove (Paladin Contemporaries, 1992)
Anthologies:
Show + Tell (Potpourri Press, 2000), Kansas City Outloud (as Carole Nicholson) (BkMk Press-UMKC, 1974)
Journals:
Bare Root Review, Black Bear Review, Coal City Review, I-70 Review, Kansas City Star, Kansas City Voices, Lip Service, Little Balkans Review, New Letters, River King Poetry Supplement, Rockhurst Review, The Same, Thorny Locust
Prizes:
Inside Virgil's Garage, Chatter House Press (February 2013). 1987 Grand Prize Barbara Storck Creative Writing Contest (Cicada Grove and poetry) 1986 Grand Prize Barbara Storck Creative Writing Contest (a short story and poetry) 1992 Third Place Shorelines Poetry Contest

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland, American Appetites by Joyce Carol Oates, Dubliners (re-reading stories) by James Joyce, Selected Poems by Czeslav Milosz, Ecstatic in the Poison by Andrew Hudgins
Favorite Books:
C.S. Lewis: Till We Have Faces; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Anna Karenina. Anne Tyler: Accidental Tourist; Celestial Navigation; Breathing Lessons. Andrew Hudgins:Babylon in a Jar. F. Scott Fitzgerald: This Side of Paradise; The Great Gatsby. Anne Rice: Christ the Lord Out of Egypt. Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid's Tale. James Joyce: Dubliners; Ulysses. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Slaughterhouse Five; Mother Night; Gallapagos. Mark Twain: Personal Recolections of Joan of Arc; Huckleberry Finn. James Tate: The Lost Pilot. W.S. Merwin: everything he's written.
Favorite Authors:
C.S. Lewis, Anne Tyler, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, Czeslav Milosz, Andrew Hudgins, James Tate, Pablo Neruda, Margaret Atwood, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Mark Twain, W.S. Merwin, Leo Tolstoy.

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Listing last updated: March 3, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
English American, Christian
Prefers to work with:
Teachers, Adults
Born in:
Kansas City, KS
Raised in:
Kansas City, MO

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