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D.T. Lumpkin

D.T. Lumpkin lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was banned from volunteering at a prison’s death row unit after he helped his creative-writing students publish their work. He teaches at Middle Tennessee State University.

— From June 2015
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

While We Waited

My mother became a missing person in the summer of 1994, when I was fourteen. The day she disappeared, she told my father and me she was going to the Piggly Wiggly in Lineville, about ten miles from our home in Delta, Alabama. She didn’t come back.

June 2015
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