Howard Richard Debs

P.O. Box 30674
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420
Phone: 
561-818-1958

Author's Bio

Howard Richard Debs received a University of Colorado Poetry Prize at age 19. After spending the past fifty years in the field of communications, with recognitions including a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Educational Press Association of America, he resumed his literary pursuits, and his essays, fiction, and poetry appear internationally including in The Germ, Calliope, Big River Poetry Review, Jewish Currents, Poetica Magazine, Misfitmagazine, Star 82 Review, The Review Review, Belle Reve Literary Journal, Verse-Virtual, Dialogual, Sediments Literary-Arts Journal, Piecemeal Review, Clear Poetry Magazine, Indiana Voice Journal, Blue Bonnet Review, China Grove, I am Not A Silent Poet, Silver Birch Press, Cleaver Magazine, The Galway Review, The Clear Poetry Anthology Volume One, among others; in On Being online in which appears his ekphrastic Holocaust poetry series “Terezin: Trilogy Of Names” and also in On Being online his essay "The Poetry of Bearing Witness" and Eclectica Magazine, in which his essay "Vindicating Holocaust Poetry" appears from which stems the work in progress, New Voices: Contemporary Writers Confronting the Holocaust to be published by Vallentine Mitchell of London, publisher of the first English language edition of the Diary of Anne Frank. His background in photography goes back many years, both creative and technical, and his photography will be found in select publications, including in Rattle online as “Ekphrastic Challenge" artist and guest editor. His full length work Gallery: a Collection of Pictures and Words (Scarlet Leaf Publishing) is a recipient of the 2017 Best Book Awards as Finalist, and a recipient of the 2018 Book Excellence Awards as Finalist. Note: publications shown in this section and in the Journals section below represent a partial listing only.

Publications and Prizes

Journals: 
Belle Reve Literary Journal, Big River Poetry Review, Blue Bonnet Review, Calliope, China Grove, Crack the Spine, Dissident Voice, I am not a silent poet, Indiana Voice Journal, Jewish Currents, Jewish Literary Journal, Misfitmagazine, New Verse News, Poetica Magazine, Poetry Life & Times, Remarkable Doorways, Scarlet Leaf Review, Sediments Literary-Arts Journal, Star 82 Review, The Basil O'Flaherty, The Germ, The Lake, The Review Review, Tuck Magazine, Verse-Virtual, Yellow Chair Review
Prizes Won: 
Educational Press Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award; 2015 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards, Finalist; recipient, 2017 Best Book Awards, Finalist; recipient, 2018 Book Excellence Awards, Finalist.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War by Alexander Waugh
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The Post American World: Release 2.0 by Fareed Zakaria
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Pete Seeger: In his own words by Rob & Sam Rosenthal, eds.
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Klezmer! Jewish Music from Old World to Our World by Henry Sapoznik
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The Jews of Chicago: From Shtetl to Suburb by Melvin G. Holli, ed.

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Chicago
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
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Last updated: Jun 26, 2018