Author Event: Debra Marquart

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Join author Debra Marquart for an afternoon of music and readings from her new essay collection, The Night We Landed on the Moon: Essays Between Exile & Belonging. Books will be available for purchase on site through Dog-Eared Books.

Debra Marquart is a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Iowa State University. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment and serves as Iowa’s Poet Laureate and the Senior Editor of Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment. Marquart is the author of seven books. Marquart’s work has been featured on NPR and the BBC and has received over 50 grants and awards including an NEA Fellowship, a PEN USA Award, a New York Times Editors’ Choice commendation, and Elle Magazine’s Elle Lettres Award.

Marquart’s most recent book, The Night We Landed on the Moon: Essays Between Exile & Belonging, was published in 2021, and her poetry collection, “Gratitude with Dogs Under Stars: New & Collected Poems” is forthcoming from New Rivers Press. In 2021, Marquart was a recipient of a Poets Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets.

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After the reading, please join Debra for a book signing and reception to follow at Dog-Eared Books.


Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Dog-Eared Books.

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