Discipline: Literature – poetry

Deborah Ager

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Hyattsville, MD
MacDowell Fellowships: 2001

Deborah Ager is a poet, author, and founder of 32 Poems Magazine. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications, and she has received a number of fellowships for her work, including a Tennessee Williams Scholarship, fellowships from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and MacDowell.

Portrait by Shala W. Graham



Deborah Ager worked in the MacDowell studio.

Built in 1912, Pine Studio was renamed MacDowell Studio in 1943 in recognition of support from a group of Edward MacDowell’s music students. It was built as a composers’ studio and the stuccoed walls were intended to be soundproof. Like many of the studios on property, MacDowell was winterized in the 1950s when the program began welcoming…

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