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Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Pluck, swallow, bury, drive, frack. Debra Marquart's newest poetry ranges from the horrifying reality of Cold War leftovers, the consequences of fracking, and the heartbreak of misguided relationships, to the absurdity of swallowing pennies and finding a grey hair on your chin. Prepare yourself for laughter, shock, and awkward fidgeting with this amusing and touching collection of poetry.
Debra Marquart is a professor of English in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment at Iowa State University and an affiliated faculty member with the Stonecoast Low- Residency MFA Program at University of Southern Maine. A performance poet, Marquart is the author of three poetry collections: EVERYTHING'S A VERB (New Rivers Press, 1995), From Sweetness (Pearl Editions, 2002), and SMALL BURIED THINGS (New Rivers Press, 2015). Marquart's work has received a 2008 Prose Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pushcart Prize, the John Guyon Nonfiction Award (Crab Orchard Review), the Mid-American Review Nonfiction Award, The Headwater's Prize from New Rivers Press, the Minnesota Voices Award, the Pearl Poetry Award (Pearl Editions), the Shelby Foote Prize for the Essay from the Faulkner Society.Author City: AMES, IA USA