Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Ted Deppe

Poetry, Coordinator of Stonecoast in Ireland
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Office Location

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


Stonecoast MFA Office: 207-780-4423

Academic Degrees

  • MFA in Writing, Vermont College
  • BS in Nursing, Berea College
  • BA in English, Earlham College


Ted Deppe was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and grew up in Indiana. Since 2000, he and his wife, poet Annie Deppe, have lived for the most part on the west coast of Ireland. He is the author of six books of poetry: Children of the Air (Alice James Books, 1990), The Wanderer King (Alice James, 1996), Cape Clear: New and Selected Poems (Salmon Books, Ireland, 2002), Orpheus on the Red Line (Tupelo Press, 2009), Beautiful Wheel (Arlen House, Ireland, 2014), and Liminal Blue (Arlen House, 2016). His poetry has been published widely in journals on both sides of the Atlantic, including Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, Harper's Magazine, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Southern Review, New England Review, and Crazyhorse, and his work has been recognized by a Pushcart Prize, two NEA grants, and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Commission and the Connecticut Council on the Arts. He has been writer in residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, CT, the Poets’ House in Donegal, Ireland, and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He has taught in MFA programs in Ireland, England, and the U.S. He has been the coordinator of the Stonecoast in Ireland program since it began in 2006.

Recent Publications

Liminal Blue (Arlen House, Ireland, 2016)

Beautiful Wheel (Arlen House, Ireland, 2014)

Orpheus on the Red Line (Tupelo, 2009)

Cape Clear: New and Selected Poems (Salmon, Ireland, 2002)

The Wanderer King (Alice James Books, 1996)

Children of the Air (Alice James Books, 1990)