Deborah Digges was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1950. She is the author of five collections of poetry, including Vesper Sparrows (1986), winner of the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Prize; Rough Music (1995), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Prize; and The Wind Blows through the Doors of My Heart (2010), published posthumously. She has also written two memoirs, Fugitive Spring (1991) and The Stardust Lounge (2001). Digges received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Ingram Merrill Foundations, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as two Pushcart Prizes. She taught at New York, Boston, Columbia, and Tufts Universities. Digges died in 2009.
Audio Recordings on J.D. Deborah Digges
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Deborah Digges and J.D. McClatchy reading their poems on March 11, 1993.