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Deborah Fleming

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Deborah Fleming’s research interests include Anglo-Irish literature, environmental studies, and modern poetry, especially the work of William Butler Yeats, Robinson Jeffers, and Eamon Grennan.   After earning her PhD in English at Ohio State University in 1985, she published “A man who does not exist”: The Irish Peasant in the Work of W. B. Yeats and J. M. Synge with the University of Michigan Press and articles on Yeats, Jeffers, Grennan, Orwell, and Aldo Leopold. In 2015 she published Towers of Myth and Stone: Yeats’s Influence on Robinson Jeffers with the University of South Carolina Press. She has edited two collections of essays published by Locust Hill Press, Learning the Trade: W. B. Yeats and Contemporary Poetry and W. B. Yeats and Postcolonialism. She has published two collections of poetry, Morning, Winter Solstice (Vineyard, 2012) and Into a New Country (Cherry Grove, 2016) and two chapbooks by Finishing Line Press, Migrations (2005) and Source of the River (2018). In 2014 she published a novel, Without Leave (Black Mountain Press), winner of the Asheville Award, and in 2019 a collection of environmental essays, Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio’s Natural Landscape with Kent State University Press. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Council of Learned Societies. Three of her poems have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Currently she is Editor and Director of the Ashland Poetry Press.

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