Daniel Bowman Jr. is the author of A Plum Tree in Leatherstocking Country, his debut collection of poems (Virtual Artists Collective: Chicago, 2012) and Beggars in Heaven: A Novel.
His work has recently appeared in several books, including How to Read a Poem (TS Poetry, 2014) and Not Yet Christmas: An Advent Reader (Seedbed, 2014), and in publications such as The Adirondack Review, American Poetry Journal, Art House America, Books & Culture, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (Hong Kong/London), The Cresset, Christianity Today, Image Journal’s Good Letters, Istanbul Literary Review (Turkey), Main Street Rag, The Midwest Quarterly, The Northern Agrarian, The Other Journal, Pyrta (India), Rio Grande Review, Saint Katherine Review, Seneca Review, and many others.
Born in Dover, Delaware, he was raised in Mohawk, New York, where he attended Gregory B. Jarvis High School. He holds a BA in English/Secondary Education from Roberts Wesleyan College, an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Cincinnati, and an MFA in creative writing from Seattle Pacific University.
He has taught writing at Monroe Community College of the State University of New York, and at Houghton College. He lives with his wife Bethany and their two children in Hartford City, Indiana. He is Associate Professor of English at Taylor University.
He has recently read or spoken at Earlham College, Houghton College, Lutheran School of Theology, Northwestern College, Roberts Wesleyan College, Valparaiso University, and Wheaton College, as well as the Festival of Faith and Wrting at Calvin College, Victory Acres farm in Upland, IN, John XXIII Retreat Center in Hartford City, Powell’s Books Chicago, Indy Reads bookstore, and ArtsGarden, a program of the Arts Council of Indianapolis. He’s also directed workshops at The Barton Rees Pogue Poetry Festival, Blackford County Arts Center, The Indiana Writers Center annual Gathering of Writers, and other venues.