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We’re pleased to have Deborah Poe join us as our new fiction editor. Deborah brings experience as both a fiction writer and poet, as well as enthusiasm and great ideas for the fiction we’ll be featuring in the future.  We’ll be re-opening fiction submissions in September, so send us your best!

Here’s a brief description of her achievements, history, and current projects:

Deborah Poe is assistant professor of English at Pace University. She is the author of a poetry collection entitled Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords 2008) as well as chapbooks from Furniture Press and Stockport Flats Press. She has received several literary awards including three Pushcart Prize nominations for her poetry and the Thayer Fellowship of the Arts (2008) for her poetry and fiction.

Deborah’s writing is forthcoming or has appeared in Sidebrow, Ploughshares, Filter Literary Journal, Denver Quarterly, Copper Nickel, Drunken Boat and other journals as well as in the anthologies Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS From the Black Diaspora (Third World Press 2007), A Generation Defining Itself: In Our Own Words (MWE 2010) and A Sing Economy (Flim Forum 2008). Deborah is also co-editor of the short fiction anthology,  provisionally entitled “Between Worlds,” with her colleague Ama Wattley.

Deborah was born a military brat in Del Rio, Texas and has lived throughout the United States and abroad. After her undergraduate studies, she worked in various positions including hostel clerk and bartender in Paris, environmental activist in Austin, a waitress in Taos, engineering assistant at Oregon Steel Mill in Portland, editor and international program manager in Seattle and educator in Washington and New York.
She has taught at Western Washington University, where she received her Master of Arts, and at Binghamton University, SUNY, where she received her doctoral degree. She has also taught as afternoon faculty at the Port Townsend Writer’s Workshop in Washington.

More information can be found at www.deborahpoe.com, including upcoming readings and audio/video of past performances.

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