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Debora Greger

Professor Emerita

Debora Greger

Debora Greger has published eight books of poetry: Movable Islands (1980), And (1985), The 1002nd Night (1990), Off-Season at the Edge of the World (1994), Desert Fathers, Uranium Daughters (1996), God (2001), Western Art (2004) and Men, Women, and Ghosts (2008). She has won the Grolier Prize, a Discovery/The Nation Award, the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award, and the Brandeis University Award in Poetry. She was a winner of the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship and has received grants from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Professor Greger has been a fellow at the Bunting Institute (Radcliffe) and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She teaches poetry workshops and seminars in poetry. Her degrees are from the University of Washington (BA, 1971) and the University of Iowa (MFA, 1974). She joined UF in 1988, after teaching at George Mason University and California State University, Chico. She has been a visiting professor at Ohio University; Wichita State University; Boise State University; and California State University, Fresno.


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