Donald Ray Pollock

April 13, 2024


Donald Ray Pollock is an American writer born in 1954 and raised in Knockemstiff, Ohio. He has lived his entire adult life in Chillicothe, Ohio, where he worked as a laborer and truck driver from 1973 to 2005, when he enrolled in the English program at Ohio State University.

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What is CCLRS?

The Corpus Christi Literary Reading Series is a grassroots reading series that began in 1987.


t was a means of introducing Corpus Christi readers to the finest writers working in America today–while also introducing contemporary authors to their readers in Coastal Texas. We celebrate reading and we celebrate American literature as, twice a year, we host these public readings.

The Art Museum of South Texas auditorium provides a welcoming venue for the readings, whose audiences fill the auditorium. The night before each reading, patrons have the opportunity to visit and dine with the author at a private reception.