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Deborah Fleming

Professor of English
Editor and Director of Ashland Poetry Press
Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1993 and serves as editor and director of Ashland Poetry Press
  • Teaches courses in Creative Writing, Literature and Composition
  • Research interests are W. B. Yeats, Robinson Jeffers, Anglo-Irish literature, modern poetry and environmentalist literature
  • Author of “Into a New Country,” a 2016 collection of free verse and formalist poems published by Cherry Grove Collections; “Without Leave,” a novel published by Black Mountain Press; “Morning, Winter Solstice,” a collection of poetry published by Vineyard Press; “Migrations,” a collection of poetry published by Finishing Line Press; "A man who does not exist: The Irish Peasant in the Work of W. B. Yeats and J. M. Synge,” published by University of Michigan Press; and “Towers of Myth and Stone: Yeats's Influence on Robinson Jeffers,” published by University of South Carolina Press
  • Her collection of essays titled “Waiting for the Foal,” is due to be published in 2019 by Kent State University Press  
  • Received the Asheville Award in the Novel, the Vandewater Poetry Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities  
  • Served as keynote speaker at the W. B. Yeats Society of New York and the Tor House Foundation Fall Festival


The Ohio State University, Ph.D., M.A., B.A.

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