Deborah DeNicola

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

1000 Country Club Dr., Apt 306
Margate, FL 33063

Author's Bio

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Deborah DeNicola is the author of six books. Her most recent publication is her poetry collection, Original Human, from Word Tech Press for which she received her fifth Pushcart Nomination. Her spiritual memoir, and Amazon Best Seller, The Future That Brought Her

Here from Nicholas Hays/Ibis Press reached #1 is Psychology and Social Sciences on in Sept 2009 and won an Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Book Festival in 2013.  The book is about a unique spiritual awakening, Dream Image Work and travels with Mary Magdalen. In 2007 Finishing Line Press published Inside Light, a chapbook. Deborah edited the anthology Orpheus & Company; Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology from The University Press of New England, and in 2008 won the analytical essay award from Packingtown Review and The Santa Barbara Poetry Award, the first place award from Briar Cliff Review Poetry Competition in 2006 and Carpe Articulum’s first place in their 2010 Poetry Contest. In 2013 her short story, “Come Alone to the Alone,” from the point of view of a woman with dementia won The Carol Bly Short Story Competition and is featured on She was awarded a Poetry Fellowship in 1997 from the National Endowment for the Arts, William T. Foley Award from America, The Barbara Bradley Award from The New England Poetry Club, and a Special Mention from The Pushcart Prizes 1992. She is the author of Where Divinity Begins (Alice James Press) and four other chapbooks, Inside Light  (2007) from Finishing Line Press, Harmony of the Next (2005) which won the Riverstone Chapbook Award, Psyche Revisited (1992), which won the Embers Magazine Chapbook Contest, and Rainmakers (Coyote Love Press ).Deborah has received 6 Pushcart Prize nominations. Her poems and reviews have been published in many anthologies and journals such as The North American Review, The Antioch Review, Crab Orchard Review, Fiction International, Nimrod, The Journal, The Boston Book Review, Prairie Schooner, Runes and Orion among others. A Bread Loaf Scholar, a recipient of fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, The Centrum Foundation, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and The Vermont Studios, she teaches writing and dream image workshops in South Florida and served as Poetry reviewer for The Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. She is a freelance editor and Dream Image Work Coach who works off her website, and teaches as well at Broward College.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

The Future That Brought Her Here; Memoir of a Call to Awaken (, 2009)
Inside Light (Finishing Line Press, 2007)
THe Harmony of the Next (Riverstone Press, 2005)
Where Divinity Begins (Alice James Books, 1994)
Psyche Revisted (Embers Press, 1992)
Rainmakers (Romulus Editions, 1984)


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Briar Cliff Review
California Quarterly
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Yankee Magazine

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Italian American, Polish American
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Adults, Children
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Manhasset, NY
New York
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Last update: Jul 12, 2019