Ashland professor releases poetry book

Staff report

Ashland University Professor of English Dr. Deborah Fleming has published her second full-length poetry collection, titled “Into a New Country.” The collection was released this month by Cherry Grove Press of Cincinnati.

The poems of “Into a New Country” follow the anonymous speaker through love and loss from youth to maturity; juxtapose and explore the subjects of love, death, art and war; and take readers to locations in Europe, Asia and American to discover “countries” of mind and heart.

According to Dr. Fleming, many examples of formalist and free verse make the book a possible choice for courses in creative writing.

Dr. Fleming has published one previous poetry collection, “Morning, Winter Solstice” (Vineyard, 2012); a novel “Without Leave” (winner of the Asheville Award from Black Mountain Press, 2014); and scholarship on Yeats, Jeffers, and Synge. She is currently editor of the Ashland Poetry Press.

Staff report