Poetry. The intensely lyrical poems in Deborah Woodard's first full-length collection collapse the usual boundaries between dream and so-called reality to explore varieties of loss and the resonance of myth, classical as well as personal. Sure-footed, precise, and gorgeously intelligent, they are both solace and cause for celebration.
Deborah Woodard was born in New York City and raised in Vermont. She holds an MFA from the University of California at Irvine and a PhD from the University of Washington. Her first full-length poetry collection is PLATO'S BAD HORSE (Bear Star Press, 2006). She is the author of three chapbooks, most recently Hunter Mnemonics (hemel press, 2008), which was illustrated by artist Heide Hinrichs. Her translation from the Italian of Amelia Rosselli, THE DRAGONFLY: A SELECTION OF POEMS 1953-1981, was published by Chelsea Editions (2009). She teaches hybrid creative writing and literature classes at the Richard Hugo House, a literary writing center in Seattle, Washington.Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA