Debra Gingerich’s poetry and essays have appeared in the following publications.

New Poems:

“A man plants,” “Crisis After Crisis or Visit to Serbia” and “Witness to a Beheading” will appear in an upcoming issue of North Dakota Quarterly.

Dolphin Rescues Stranded Whales” appeared in Sugar Mule.

“During the Oil Spill, May 21, 2010” will appear in the in the Spring/Summer 2013 edition of Common Ground Review.

“Immersion” and “The Temple of the Living” appeared in the 2012 edition of Colere.

“Letter Home” appeared in PoetryPort. It won second place in the 2012 PoetryPort Contest.

“Superlative” appeared in Third Wednesday.

Poems in Where We Start:

Angel in the Blue Room” appeared in DreamSeeker Magazine.

“A Different Kind of War Story,” “Lewis County Chronicle 1,” “Rush Hour,” and “With Apologies to my Hometown” appeared in The Mochila Review. This collection received third place in the Fifth Annual John Gilgun Literary Contest.

“Diversity” appeared in The Mennonite.

“Fairytale” appeared in Whiskey Island Magazine. It won second place in the 2004 Whiskey Island Contest.

“A foolish fox is caught by one leg, but a wise one by all four” appeared in The Circle Magazine. It won second place in The Circle Magazine’s Second Annual Poetry Contest.

“Gap” appeared in MARGIE: The American Journal of Poetry and the anthology Tongue Screws and Testimonies.

How to Show Decay without Showing a Rotting Carcass” and “Losing Ground” appeared in Avatar Review.

“Keeping Warm” and “The Library in Philadelphia, New York” appeared in Blueline.

“Migraines and Other Mennonite Pains” appeared in the anthology Tongue Screws and Testimonies.

“My Husband Becoming a Naturalized Citizen,” “Thoughts After Hearing a Lecture on Translation,” “To My Yugoslavian In-Laws” and “Two Mothers and a Baby” appeared in the anthology Families: The Frontline of Pluralism.

“Newspaper Headline Reads: Sacrificial Sheep Shoves Man to his Death” appeared in Red River Review.

“Night Fright” and “Silent Territory” appeared in Ellipsis Magazine.

“Video from Bosnia” appeared in The Fourth River and the anthology Families: The Frontline of Pluralism.


“A Half-American in Paris” appeared in the anthology Complex Allegiances: Constellations of Immigration, Citizenship & Belonging.

Introduction given for the 11/3/04 Reading at the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania and published on the Kelly Writers House website.

“Poets as Mentors” appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle.



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