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Phillip Howerton, a sixth-generation Ozarker, was brought up on a small dairy farm in southern Dallas County, Missouri. After spending several years as a milk truck driver, beef farmer, and production worker, he earned degrees in English, history, and education from Drury University and a doctorate in American literature and rhetoric and composition from University of Missouri-Columbia. He is an associate professor of English at Missouri State University-West Plains.