Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Deborah Cummins

Deborah Cummins is the author of Here and Away: Discovering Home on an Island in Maine, a collection of personal essays published in 2012. Her previous books include three poetry collections: Counting the Waves, Beyond the Reach and From The Road It Looks Like Paradise. Her work has appeared in eight anthologies and more than sixty journals and magazines and has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s “The Writers’ Almanac” multiple times and in the “American Life in Poetry” syndicated newspaper column edited by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.

The recipient of various fellowships and awards, Cummins was most recently the winner of the 2013 and 2012 Maine Literary Award in Short Works of Non-Fiction, awards given for her essays “Edges” and “Ebb and Flow,” both of which appear as chapters in Here and Away.

Active in numerous arts organizations, she is the past Chair of the Board of the Poetry Foundation. She and her husband reside in Chicago and Deer Isle, Maine.

More information is available at www.deborahcummins.com

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