Daniel Bowman Jr.

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  • Daniel Bowman Jr.
  • Novelist, Poet, Professor

Daniel Bowman Jr. is a novelist, poet, and professor, who received an autism diagnosis at age 35 after experiencing crises in his personal and professional life. The diagnosis shed light on his experience in a new, life-giving way.

Bowman shares his experience in On the Spectrum: Autism, Faith, & the Gifts of Neurodiversity. In this memoir, he offers insights on autism, relationships, faith, and the gift of neurodiversity through stories of his heartbreaks and triumphs.

Along with being a professor of English at Taylor University, Bowman is also the editor-in-chief of Relief: A Journal of Art & Faith, and the faculty advisor to Students for Education on Neurodiversity (SEND). His work has appeared in several anthologies and publications, including The Adirondack Review, American Poetry Journal, Art House America, Books & Culture, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, The Cresset, Christianity Today, Image Journal’s Good Letters, The Midwest Quarterly, The Northern Agrarian, The Other Journal, Pyrta, Rio Grande Review, Saint Katherine Review, Seneca Review, and Volume 1 Brooklyn.

Presentations at Calvin University

Neurodivergent Storytelling
Part of the: January Series
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:30:00 PM
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Publication(s) for this event

On The Spectrum: Autism, Faith, and the Gifts of Neurodiversity

On The Spectrum: Autism, Faith, and the Gifts of Neurodiversity
by Daniel Bowman Jr.
Brazos Press (August 10, 2021)
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