Deborah Fleming

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

2525 County Road 775
Perrysville, OH 44864
Phone: 
567-203-2460

Author's Bio

Deborah Fleming is a novelist, poet, scholar, and essayist. Her collection of essays, Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio's Natural Landscape (2019) won the PEN-America Diamonstein/Spielvogel Art of the Essay Award in 2020. Without Leave (2014), a novel of the Sixties, won the Asheville Award from Black Mountain Press. Her poetry collections include Earthrise (2021), Into a New Country (2016), and Morning, Winter Solstice (2012). She was professor of English at Ashland University from 1993 until 2022 and Editor/Director of the Ashland Poetry Press from 2007 until 2022. She lives on a farm in northeastern Ohio with her husband Clarke W. Owens (also a writer).

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Book:
Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio's Natural Landscape (Kent State University Press, 2019)

Fiction

Book:
Without Leave (Black Mountain Press, 2014)

Poetry

Books:
Earthrise (White Violet Press, 2021)
,
Into a New Country (WordTech Editions, 2016)
,
Morning, Winter Solstice (Vineyard Press, 2012)
Prizes won: 

PEN-America Diamonstein/Spielvogel Art of the Essay Award (2020), Asheville Award in the Novel (2012), National Endowment for the Humanities (2008), Vandewater Poetry Award (1983), Poems nominated for Pushcart Prizes

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
W. B. Yeats, Robinson Jeffers, Derek Walcott, Eamon Grennan, James Baldwin
What I'm reading now: 
A Place in Space by Gary Snyder

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Steubenville, OH
Ohio
Raised in: 
Bloomingdale, OH
Ohio
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Last update: Sep 13, 2022