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(2006 Graduate)

Hometown: Fresno, California

Doug Cox was born and raised in Fresno, California. He holds degrees in English and creative writing from Cal Poly SLO, Indiana University, and Florida State University.

Doug attended Cal Poly, SLO from 1994-1998, where he earned his BA in English, published his first poem in Byzantium, sang in a local punk band, and played soccer for the first Mustangs team to compete in the NCAA Division I Championships. He later went on to earn an MFA in creative writing at Indiana University and a PhD in poetry at Florida State University. His work has appeared in several online and print literary magazines, and his first book of poems, The Last Decent Jukebox in America, was published in the spring of 2011 by LS&S Press. He lives with his wife and their son in Colorado, where he teaches literature and creative writing at Mesa State College.


Bertolt Clever Literary Award, Indiana University, 2004. Georgia P. Albright Merit Award, National Society of Arts and Letters (Bloomington chapter), 2004. Lynda Hull Fellowship in Poetry, Indiana University, 2001-02.