Prof. Debra Gwartney earns acclaim!

PSU Writing Professor Receives Acclaim

From the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences newsletter at PSU.

Professor Debra Gwartney, Portland State University English faculty, had her co-authored book, Home Ground, appear on three "best" lists: 2006 "best" lists for National Public Radio, New York Times, and the Oregonian's Best Books of 2006. Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, edited by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney is a geographical dictionary in which poets and writers from across the nation created more than 850 original definitions for terms such terms as cutbank, birdfoot, delta, riprap and swale.

In January, Debra Gwartney also had articles published in two major local publications. "Runaway Bus" was published in the January 2007 issue of Portland Monthly. Her reviews of Web of Deceit, by Barry Lando (a former investigative producer of 60 Minutes), Returning to Earth, by Jim Harrison, and The Happiest Man in the World: An Account of the Life of Poppa Neutrino, appeared in the January 14, Feb, 11, and April 1 issues of The Oregonian, respectively.

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