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Debra Allbery

Debra Allbery won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for her first book, Walking Distance. Other awards include two NEA fellowships, two fellowships from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the “Discovery”/ The Nation prize, and a Hawthornden fellowship. Her work has appeared in Poetry, TriQuarterly, The Yale Review, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, FIELD, and elsewhere. She has been writer-in-residence at Phillips Exeter Academy and Interlochen Arts Academy, and has taught at Dickinson College and the University of Michigan. Currently the director of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, she lives near Asheville, NC with her husband and son.