About the Author
Doug Ramspeck coordinates the Writing Center at The Ohio State University at Lima, where he also teaches English. Since he began writing poems in 2004, his work has appeared in over two hundred publications, including Passages North, West Branch, and Hayden's Ferry. A graduate of Kenyon College and the University of California at Irvine, he lives in Lima with his wife Beth Sutton-Ramspeck and their daughter, Lee. Black Tupelo Country
is his first book.