BOTTOMS, David. American, b. 1949. Genres: Poetry, Novels. Career: High school teacher of English, Douglasville, Georgia, 1974-78; Georgia State University, assistant professor of English, 1982-87, associate professor, 1987-; poet-in-residence, University of Montana, 1986. Publications: POETRY: Jamming with the Band at the VFW, 1978; Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump, 1980; In a U-Haul North of Damascus, 1983; Under the Vulture-Tree, 1987; Armored Hearts: Selected and New Poems, 1995. NOVELS: Any Cold Jordan, 1987; Easter Weekend, 1990. OTHER: (ed. with D. Smith) The Morrow Anthology of Younger American Poets, 1985. Address: Department of English, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303, U.S.A.