Ashland University English Professor to Give Poetry Reading

Ashland University English Professor to Give Poetry Reading

3/6/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - Dr. Deborah Fleming, professor of English, chair of the English Department and editor of the Ashland Poetry Press, will read from her poetry collection “Morning, Winter Solstice” on Monday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall located in 138 Schar College of Education Building.

The reading is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Fleming received her Ph.D. in 1985 from Ohio State University. She is author of “‘A man who does not exist’: The Irish Peasant in W. B. Yeats and J. M. Synge” from the University of Michigan Press and articles in such journals as Jeffers Studies, Eire-Ireland, and Papers in Comparative Literature.

She has published a full-length collection of poems, “Morning, Winter Solstice,” a chapbook of poetry, “Migrations,” and individual poems appear in such journals as Hiram Poetry Review, Organization and Environment, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Karamu, Cottonwood, Pennsylvania Review, and Blueline. She received the Vandewater Poetry Award from Ohio State and a fellowship from the National Endowment for Humanities, and she had been a keynote speaker at the W. B. Yeats Society of New York and the Tor House Foundation Fall Festival.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.