Deborah Bogen

Poet and Novelist

"What we have in Deborah Bogen's Let Me Open You a Swan is sublime poetry, the rare gift of a terrifying look into the shaping of a warrior poet and her work. " Michelle Mitchell-Foust "In Bogen, suffering cannot be transcended, and yet, while tribulation is fiercely present, it brings to the world an ironic and stubborn luster, a glint, a scintilla of light. "Let Me Open You a Swan" is a vibrant and wholly original work." Lynn Emanuel
Historical Fiction
In Book 2 Edric leaves England and travels perilous miles to Paris hoping to answer the spiritual questions that plague him. Along the way he meets Bertot le Brun, a painter, and lovely Marie, maid to Isabella du Forez. Sweet on Marie and apprenticed now to Bertot, Edric's almost happy, but the Inquisition is never far away. Even in Paris Bishop Hugo can make life hell. At least this time Edric is no longer an inexperienced boy...
In Book 1. The Inquisition has come to Aldinoch. Can three orphans find the courage and the allies necessary to save The Witch of Leper Cove?
Landscape With Silos was a National Poetry Series Finalist and Winner of the 2005 XJ Kennedy Poetry Prize

"Deb Bogen writes poetry that is naked and necessary, unadorned and political, intelligent and genereous. The book brims with intelligence." ---Carol Frost
Living by the Children's Cemetery was Winner of the 2002 ByLine Press Chapbook Competition

Judge Edward Hirsch commented that the book "provides a profound answer to the poet's own call for 'someting sinister, something/ fragile, something Bessie Smith/ could sing.'"

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