Browse a sampling of online poems, readings, interviews, mixed media appearances:
+ Artist Wayne Nelsen has interpreted Deborah’s poem, “Grief,” and an excerpt from “Grace,”
featuring Deborah’s collage art, in two arresting new videos available on his YouTube channel.
Both poems are read by Deborah, with music by Bill Reichelt. See An Excerpt from “Grace” here.
And “Grief” here.
+ Find “Manifesting Our Illusions,” by Shelly Love, an in-depth review/profileof Deborah’s newest,
so she had the world, at Indie Reader blog.
+ Poem “One of the Old Songs” featured on the Poem in a Box blog
+ Libretto, “Positive,” (a work about living, not dying, with HIV), was performed in February
2012 at the VocalPoint Inaugural Concert.
+ Writer Cheryl Strayed, author of the “Dear Sugar” column, talking about the poem
“The Amatuer” (from The Only Window That Counts), The Rumpus.
+ Deborah was interviewed for a featured story in the Winter 2012 St. Olaf Magazine on Holly
Harden and her work as a writer for Garrison Keillor.
+ Three poems (“Summer Wind in Autumn”, “So Much Like a Beach After All”, “Chasing the Harvest
Moon”) published in the summer 2011 isssue of Sleet Magazine.
+ Poem “Burchfield in the Moonlight” published in Midway Journal.
+ Speaker at Hamline University’s Convocation, which focused on how students are at the center of
Hamline’s mission. Read full text.
+ Interview with Deborah on the Nine to Five Poet blog.
+ Lines from “Small History” were featured in the February 2009 issue of O Magazine.
+ Headlined Gustavus Library Associations’ ‘Spring Author Day 2009’ with Joyce Sutphen,
+ “Reading and Discussion Guide” for Willow Room, Green Door
(Minnesota Book Award winner) from Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.
+ Poem “A Tree is Not a Human Thing” featured on Beatrice blog.
+ Poem “Folds of White Dress / Shaft of Light” featured for Poetry Friday at
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog.
+ Poem “Maybe He’s Grateful But Get Out of His way” featured on poets.org.
+ Named one of the 2003 “Artists of the Year” in City Pages Magazine, nominated by
+ Good Heart reviewed, my work discussed in “The Coma Factor,” an essay by Su Smallen,
at Smartish Pace Literary Magazine.
+ Featured on MPR’s Midmorning in a segment titled “Drama of the Ordinary,”
with Katherine Lanpher. [ Audio at Midmorning archive page, scroll to bottom; play with RealPlayer ]
+ Deborah interviewed poet Elizabeth Alexander along with student Diane LeBlanc for the
Water~Stone Review literary magazine.
+ “Collages and Pythagoras,” a public show of collages, with Lisa Gaal
at Unity Church, December 5 – 29, 2003, lithographs.
+ Featured poet, with sixteen printed poems, at Three Candles Journal.