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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dwight David Gross  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1952 in DuQuoin, IL


-- Dwight David Gross on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=dwight+david+gross


Illinois Connection

I was born in DuQuoin, Illinois, the son of a coal miner. I attended college at Southern Illinois University- Carbondale majoring in philosophy. I worked for 35 years as a union carpenter and construction foreman throughout Illinois and surrounding states retiring in 2012. Now I reside on a small farm near Pinckneyville with my wife Linda Winter-Gross.

Biographical and Professional Information

I am the father of three grown children and four grandchildren. I volunteer at DuQuoin high school with the special ed. wood shop classes and work summers as a conservation worker at Pyramid State Park. I play clawhammer banjo for therapy and attend as many St. Louis Cardinal games as I can fit in.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Pilgrimage.
ISBN: 1599245256. OCLC Number: 779988768

Finishing Line Press,. .

"This southern Illinois writer has given us a poetry from that place which is plainly spoken, deceptively simple and very deep."--Jon Knoepfle.

Additional Title Information

Pilgrimage

, Finishing Line Press, 2009


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