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My poems, essays, and translations have appeared in magazines such as Poetry, The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Slate, Beloit Poetry Journal, Agni, Poetry Daily, and Harvard Review, where I was Poetry Editor for Issues 19 and 20. My set of four poems riffing on the films of Tom Hanks was awarded the first Boston Review Poetry Prize, and and my book Crucible was published by Other Press in 2002. I have published translations of poems by Friedrich Holderlin, Eugenio Montale and César Vallejo. My critical writing has appeared in Partisan Review, Berfrois, The Rumpus, Contemporary Poetry Review, The Fortnightly Review, and 3:AM Magazine. For eight years I was director of Writing & Publishing at Walnut Hill School for the Arts. I have taught writing at Emory University, Boston University, Harvard University, and Tufts University.
Stone Mountain, GA
Debra Bowling grew up in Northeast Alabama with a love of books and writing. After graduating from The University of Alabama, she worked in social work, community affairs and development for nonprofit organizations while also writing articles and stories, taking photographs, and producing video documentaries. She was a Finalist in the 1989 Home Town USA Video Festival for Stories of Survival, which was also screened by Amnesty International and Image Film & Video the same year. Her documentary, Walking Without Music: Raymond Andrews and the Storyteller's Tradition, was purchased by Emory University to include with his papers in a special collection. The Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs awarded Bowling a grant in 1991 to produce three short documentaries on southern writers, Tina McElroy Ansa, Terry Kay, and Sara Flannigan. Bowling has published articles, poetry, and creative nonfiction in smaller publications. The Memory of Flight is her first novel, published in December 2014 by Little Feather Books.