Danita Dodson is a poet, educator, and literary scholar. The Medicine Woods (2022) is her second book of poetry. Her debut collection, Trailing the Azimuth, was published in 2021. She has published articles in various literary journals, including seminal scholarship on The Handmaid's Tale. Dodson is also the co-editor of the pedagogical volume Teachers Teaching Nonviolence (2020). She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern Mississippi. Combining a love of scholarship and diverse experiences, Dodson has been a Fulbright-Hays fellow in Turkey, a professor in Nicaragua, an amateur archaeologist in the Southwest, and a Spanish teacher in Appalachia. A native of East Tennessee, she lives in the small town of Sneedville, where she hikes and explores local history connected to the wilderness. Dodson teaches English and Humanities as an adjunct instructor at Walters State Community College.
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