Deborah Pope

Deborah Pope

Professor Emerita of English

External Address: 
304 B Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015
(919) 684-2899

Deborah Pope has published A Separate Vision: Isolation in Contemporary Women's Poetry (LSU), Ties That Bind: Essays on Mothering and Patriarchy (University of Chicago Press), Fanatic Heart (LSU), Mortal World (LSU) and Falling Out of the Sky. She is currently co-editing a series of writings on pedagogy and gender. Her primary interests are in 20th Century American poetry, women's poetry, feminist theory and creative writing.


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1979

Falling Out of the Sky. Louisiana State UP, 1999. (Monograph)

Pope, D. Mortal World. Louisiana State UP, 1995.

Pope, D. Fanatic Heart. Louisiana State UP, 1992.

Pope, D. Ties That Bind: Essays on Mothering and Patriarchy. Ed. D Pope, JO Barr, and M Wyer. U of Chicago P, January 1990.

Pope, D. "Plain-Spoken–on Georgia O’Keeffe’s ’Cebola Church’." Brightleaf & The Store of Joys. Ed. H Paschal. John Blair Publisher, 1997.

Pope, D. "Adrienne Rich." The Oxford Companion to Women’s Writing in the United States. Oxford University Press, 1995.

Pope, D. "These Days," "In Mind." Turning Dances: An Anthology of North Carolina Poets. Ed. S Peck. Aosta Press, 1992.

Pope, D. "’Homespun and Crazy Feathers’: The Poetry of Denise Levertov." Denise Levertov: A Collection of Critical Essays. Ed. L Wagner-Martin. G.K. Hall, 1991.

Pope, D. "’Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction’: The Work of Feminist Literary Criticism." Women and a New Academy: Gender and Cultural Contexts. University of Washington Press, 1989.

"Peaches." Cardinal: A Contemporary Anthology of Fiction and Poetry. Ed. R Krawiec. Jacar Press, 1986.

Pope, D. "’Music in the Granite Hill’: The Poetry of Louise Bogan." Louise Bogan: A Collection of Critical Essays. Ed. M Collins. G.K. Hall, 1984.

Pope, D. "’Terror and Beauty’: The Poetry of Linda Pastan." Woman Poet – The South. 1983.

Pope, D. "Diary." Poets Out of Wisconsin – V. 1980.


Bambra, C, Pope, D, Swami, V, Stanistreet, D, Roskam, A, Kunst, A, and Scott-Samuel, A. "Gender, health inequalities and welfare state regimes: a cross-national study of 13 European countries." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 63.1 (January 2009): 38-44. Full Text

Stanistreet, D, Swami, V, Pope, D, Bambra, C, and Scott-Samuel, A. "Women's empowerment and violent death among women and men in Europe: an ecological study." Journal of Men's Health and Gender 4.3 (September 1, 2007): 257-265. Full Text

Pope, D. "'Bad Child'." TRIQUARTERLY 97 (1996): 150-151.

Pope, D. "'Solstice'." TRIQUARTERLY 97 (1996): 152-152.


POPE, D. "'BOY BLOWING BUBBLES'." SHENANDOAH 44.3 (1994): 91-91.

POPE, D. "'HOTEL, RIVER VIEW'." POETRY 163.1 (October 1993): 25-26.


Pope, D. "Speaking of Light." The Seattle Review 16 (2003). (Poetry)

Pope, D. "There is No One to Tell This Story To." Potato Eyes (2003). (Poetry)

Pope, D. "When Nicholas." Poets On 16 (2003). (Poetry)

Pope, D. "Mother-right." Carolina Quarterly (1998). (Poetry)

Pope, D. "Pavane for Sleeping Children." Prarie Schooner (1997). (Poetry)

Pope, D. "Solstice, Bad Child." Triquarterly: An International Journal of Writing, Art and Cultural Inquiry (1996). (Poetry)

Pope, D. "The City of Heaven." The Southern Review (1996). (Poetry)

Pope, D. "Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry." Ed. Perrine and Arp. (1996). (Poetry)