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Deborah Woodard


poet, translator, teacher at Richard Hugo House, Curator at MarginShift: friends in poetry

Deborah Woodard

Deborah Woodard holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and a PhD from the University of Washington. She is the author of Plato's Bad Horse (Bear Star Press, 2006), Borrowed Tales (Stockport Flats, 2012), and No Finis: Triangle Testimonies, 1911 (Ravenna Press, 2018). Her chapbook Hunter Mnemonics (hemel press, 2008) was illustrated by artist Heide Hinrichs. She has translated Amelia Rosselli with Giuseppe Leporace in The Dragonfly: A Selection of Poems: 1953 - 1981 (Chelsea Editions, 2009) and with Roberta Antognini in Hospital Series (New Directions, 2015) and Obtuse Diary (Entre Ríos Books, 2018). Woodard teaches at Hugo House in Seattle and co-curates the reading series Margin Shift.

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Plato’s Bad Horse (Bear Star Press, 2006)

Borrowed Tales (Stockport Flats, 2012)

No Finis: Triangle Testimonies, 1911 (Ravenna Press, 2018)

Hunter Mnemonics (hemel press, 2008) 


The Dragonfly: A Selection of Poems: 1953– 1981 (Chelsea Editions, 2009) 

Hospital Series (New Directions, 2015)

Obtuse Diary (Entre Ríos Books, 2018), 

The Dragonfly (Entre Rios Books, 2023)

Notes Scattered and Lost (Entre Rios Books, forthcoming 2024)

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