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Debra Allbery

Debra Allbery’s most recent collection, Fimbul-Winter (Four Way, 2011), won the Grub Street National Book Prize in poetry. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Orion, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Kenyon Review. She lives near Asheville, NC, where she serves as the director of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.


Vinton County, 1965

Spring 2012 | Poetry

Sunday settle of the coal-silted fog the damp cinders
couching our slow steps up the hill to their farmhouse
Pumpjacks to the east nodding back to the earth