Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Debra Marquart

Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Debra Marquart

Office

Stonecoast MFA Office: 98 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04103

Contact Information

Phone: Stonecoast MFA Office: 207-780-4423

Debra Marquart (Creative Nonfiction, Poetry) is a professor of English in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University. In addition, her books include two poetry collections, From Sweetness (Pearl Editions, 2002) andEverything’s a Verb (New Rivers Press, 1995), and a short story collection, The Hunger Bone: Rock & Roll Stories (New Rivers Press, 2001) which draws on her experiences as a road musician. Marquart is a member of The Bone People, a jazz-poetry, rhythm & blues project, with whom she has released two CDs: Orange Parade and A Regular Dervish. Marquart’s memoir, The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere (Counterpoint Books, 2006) was awarded the 2007 PEN USA Creative Nonfiction Award. Deb's work has also received a Pushcart Prize, the Shelby Foote Nonfiction Prize from the Faulkner Society, the Headwaters Prize, the Minnesota Voices Award from New Rivers Press, the Elle Lettres Award from Elle Magazine, the Mid-American Review Nonfiction Award, the John Guyon Nonfiction Award from Crab Orchard Review, and a National Endowment for the Arts Prose Fellowship. Deb is at work on two books: a novel, set in Greece, titled Among the Ruins; and a roots/travel memoir about her grandparents’ flight from Russia, titled Somewhere Else This Time Tomorrow

Recent Publications

Selected Publications:

The Horizontal World: Growing up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere. A Memoir (Counterpoint Books, 2006)

From Sweetness: Poems (Pearl Editions, 2002)

The Hunger Bone: Rock & Roll Stories ( New Rivers 
Press, 2001)

Everything's a Verb (New Rivers Press, 1995)