Prior to joining the English faculty at Arkansas State University—CQ, Ash Bowen bounced around the United States, teaching at various schools in Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, and North Dakota.

He has published widely as a poet and his first book of poems, The Even Years of Marriage, won the 2012 Orphic Prize.

He has an endless supply of useless Beatles facts ready to be dispensed at a second’s notice.


Ph.D., English/Creative Writing, University of North Texas 

M.F.A., Creative Writing—Poetry, University of Arkansas 

M.A., English/Creative Writing—Fiction, University of Louisiana, Monroe 

B.A. , English/American Studies, University of Arkansas, Monticello

Teaching specialties

Creative Writing 


Contemporary U.S. Literature

Research interests


Sigma Tau Delta

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