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The Fair to Middlin' Podcast Episode 3 - JD Clapp / Dan Russell

What a fun episode. JD is a class act!


DAN RUSSELL is a writer. His work has appeared in The Arkansas Review, Cowboy Jamboree, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The Tributary, Close to the Bone, Poverty House, and You Might Need to Hear This. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Concordia University-St. Paul and is the host of The Fair to Middlin' Podcast. He and his wife and family live in Arkansas atop Crowley’s Ridge. His debut novel, Poor Birds, will be published by Cowboy Jamboree Press in 2025.

Based in San Diego, CA, JD CLAPP writes short-form fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. An iPhone photographer, he also occasionally publishes visual work.

JD’s work has appeared in 45 different literary journals including Cowboy Jamboree, The Dead Mule, Revolution John, and Poverty House.

In 2023, he was a Pushcart Prize nominee in nonfiction (Faint Memories of a Disaster), and a finalist (One Last Drop) in the Hemingway Shorts, Short Story competition.


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