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Thomas Rain Crowe, American poet. Recipient Thomas F. Dill Poetry prize, North Carolina Poetry Society, 1986, Teacher Recognition award, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, 1996-1997, International Merit award, Atlanta Review, 1996, Publication Book of Year award, Appalacaian Writers Association, 1995.


Crowe, Thomas Rain was born on August 23, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Norman and Marilyn (King) Dawson.


Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology, Furman University, 1972.


Editor Beatitude Magazine and Press, San Francisco, 1974—1979, Katuah Journal, Asheville, North Carolina, 1983—1989. Pressman Sylva (North Carolina) Herald, 1989—1993. Publication, editor New Native Press, Cullowhee, since 1993.

Producer Fern Hill Rcords, since 1995. Lecturer South Carolina Governors School for the Arts, Greenville, 1989—1992. Advisory board National Humanities Faculty, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1988—1989.

Book reviewer in field.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: The Laugharne Poems, 1998, Zoro's Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods, 2005. Editor: Writing the Wind: The New Celtic Poetry, 1998. Translator: Drunk on the Wine of the Beloved: 100 Poems of Hafiz, 2002.

      Writer, director (ballet, opera) The Eyes of the Butterfly, 1988.


Founder, director San Francisco International Poetry Festival, 1976. Director Project to Protect Native American Sacred Sites, Cullowhee, 1988—1996. Interim director Western North Carolina Alliance, Asheville, 1990.

Board directors Canary Coalition, Sylva, 2001, Artists and Musicians United for a Safe Environment, Raleigh, 1986. Member of Appalachian College Association (lecturer 2003-2004).


Married Nan Watkins; 1 child Chris.

Norman Dawson

Marilyn (King) Dawson

Nan Watkins

Chris Crowe