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Deborah Gorlin


Current City, State, Country

Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Newark, New Jersey, USA


Deborah Gorlin is the author of two books of poems, Bodily Course, White Pine Poetry Press Prize, and Life of the Garment, Bauhan Publishing, winner of the 2014 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. Her forthcoming book of poems, Open Fire, will be published in Spring 2023. She has published in a wide range of journals including Poetry, American Poetry Review, Bomb, New England Review, and Best Spiritual Writing 2000. Some recent poems appear in Plume, On the Seawall, Chicago Quarterly, the Ekphrastic Review, and Mass Poetry, the Hard Work of Hope.  Emeritus co-director of the Writing Program at Hampshire College, she served for many years as a poetry editor at The Massachusetts Review.

Published Works

Open Fire (Bauhan Publishing, 2023)
Life of the Garment
(Bauhan Publishing, 2014)
Bodily Course (White Pine Press, 1997)

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Rutgers University: Douglass and Livingston Colleges,  BA
University of California, Irvine, MFA

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