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Debra Marquart

Poetry, Essay, Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20090306

Growing up on a North Dakota farm, Debra Marquart couldn't wait to leave. Now, she returns to the place repeatedly in her fiction, essays and poetry. A multi-genre writer, Marquart has led a life influenced by music and sound, dropping out of college to join a rock band in the '70s. She reads from The Hunger Bone: Rock and Roll Stories, From Sweetness (poems) and The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere (essays).

| Subject Matter: Music, Rural Life, Rebellion, Multi-Genre Writing | Interview Year: 2009 | Genre: Poetry, Essay, Fiction |

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