Deborah Ager

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Deborah Ager
Born 1978
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Occupation Poet
Nationality American
Subject poetry

Deborah Ager is an American poet and editor.


Deborah Ager founded the poetry magazine known as 32 poems or 32 Poems Magazine in 2003 with the poet John Poch.[1] She was educated at the University of Maryland (B.A.) and the University of Florida (M.F.A.).

She has published three books. She co-edited the anthologies Old Flame: 10 Years of 32 Poems Magazine (2012) with John Poch and Bill Beverly and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry (2013) with M. E. Silverman.

Her writing has appeared in New England Review, The Georgia Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Los Angeles Review, Barn Owl, North American Review, and Best New Poets 2006. She has received fellowships and/or scholarships from the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. She was a Walter E. Dakin fellow at the Sewanee Writers' Conference as well as a Tennessee Williams Scholar.

Her manuscript Midnight Voices was a semifinalist for the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize in 2007 before being accepted for publication by Cherry Grove Collections.

She serves on the board of 32 poems magazine, on the editorial board of Redux Magazine, and is co-director of the Joaquin Miller Cabin poetry reading series in Washington, DC, which takes place in Rock Creek Park.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Scholarship, West Chester Poetry Conference, 2011
  • Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 2011
  • Walter E. Dakin Fellowship, Sewanee Writers’ Conference
  • Fellowship, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 2009
  • Tennessee Williams scholar, Sewanee Writers' Conference
  • Fellowship, MacDowell Colony



Personal life[edit]

Ager is married to the writer Bill Beverly, and with their daughter Olive, they live in Hyattsville, Maryland.[2]


  1. ^ "Deborah Ager". Retrieved May 28, 2015. 
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