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About Deborah D. Fleming

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. Her new study, "Towers of Myth and Stone: Yeat's Influence on Robinson Jeffers," will be published in 2015 by 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. In 2008 she was awarded a fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities to study manuscripts of Yeats in the National Library of Ireland. As Associate Editor of the Ashland Poetry Press from 2002-7 and Editor since 2007, she has chosen thirteen manuscripts for publication including finalists for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. She has published a poetry collection, "Morning, Winter Solstice" (2012), a chapbook, "Migrations" (2005), and a novel, "Without Leave" (2014), winner of the Asheville Award from Black Mountain Press. A second poetry collection, "Into a New Country," is forthcoming. Her poetry has appeared in many journals and her environmental essays in Organization and Environment.


Present Ashland Poetry Press Editor, Ashland University
Present Professor of English, Ashland University

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Department of English
Ashland University
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805

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