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Dwight David Gross

Born: 1952 in DuQuoin, IL
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Dwight David Gross on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

ISBN: 1599245256 OCLC: 779988768

Finishing Line Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2009.

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