Born 1957 in Pittsburgh, PA/USA.
Doug Rice earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the Slippery Rock University, PA/USA, and a master’s degree in creative writing from the State University of New York, NY/USA. Furthermore, he graduated from the Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a master’s degree in English. He finished his PhD in literary studies and cultural theory at the University of Pittsburgh.
From 1984 to 1990, Doug Rice taught creative writing, film, and literature at the La Roche College, Pittsburgh, and from 1990 to 1999 at the Kent State University, Salem, OH/USA. Since 1999, he has been professor for creative writing and film studies at the Sacramento State University, CA/USA, where he directs the creative writing program.
His recent projects include: Between Appear and Disappear, Jaded Ibis Productions (forthcoming 2012); Dream Memoirs of a Fabulist, Copilot Press (2011); Skin Prayer: fragments of abject memory, Eraserhead Press (2002). The book has been translated into Spanish under the title Plegaria de la piel, translated by Alejandro Espinoza, Crunch! Editores (2003); A Good Cuntboy Is Hard to Find, CPAOD Press (1998).
His work has also appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including Discourse; Avant-Pop: Fiction for a Daydream Nation; Gargoyle, Zyzzyva; Kiss the Sky; Alice Redux; Fiction International; Journal of Experimental Literature and Plazm. His first novel Blood of Mugwump was selected by Kathy Acker as the runner-up of the FC2 Best First Novel Award (1996).
Doug Rice is the founder and director of Nobodaddies Press.