Deborah Pope

Deborah Pope

Professor Emerita of English

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

Pope, Deborah. Take Nothing. Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2020.

Falling Out of the Sky. Louisiana State UP, 1999.

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. Edited by D. Pope et al., U of Chicago P, 1990.

Pope, D. “Plain-Spoken–on Georgia O’Keeffe’s ’Cebola Church’.” Brightleaf & The Store of Joys, edited by Huston 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, edited by Steven Peck, Aosta Press, 1992.

Pope, D. “’Homespun and Crazy Feathers’: The Poetry of Denise Levertov.” Denise Levertov: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Linda 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.

Krawiec, Richard, editor. “Peaches.” Cardinal: A Contemporary Anthology of Fiction and Poetry, Jacar Press, 1986.

Pope, D. “’Music in the Granite Hill’: The Poetry of Louise Bogan.” Louise Bogan: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Martha 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.

Pope, Deborah. “ONCE IN CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL.” Michigan Quarterly Review, vol. 54, no. 4, 2015, pp. 574–75.

Bambra, C., et al. “Gender, health inequalities and welfare state regimes: a cross-national study of 13 European countries.Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol. 63, no. 1, Jan. 2009, pp. 38–44. Epmc, doi:10.1136/jech.2007.070292. Full Text

Stanistreet, D., et al. “Women's empowerment and violent death among women and men in Europe: an ecological study.” Journal of Men’S Health and Gender, vol. 4, no. 3, Sept. 2007, pp. 257–65. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.05.003. Full Text

Bambra, Clare, and Daniel Pope. “What are the effects of anti-discriminatory legislation on socioeconomic inequalities in the employment consequences of ill health and disability?Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol. 61, no. 5, May 2007, pp. 421–26. Epmc, doi:10.1136/jech.2006.052662. Full Text

Pope, D. “'Bad Child'.” Triquarterly, no. 97, 1996, pp. 150–51.

Pope, D. “'Solstice'.” Triquarterly, no. 97, 1996, pp. 152–152.

POPE, D. “'SUNRISE, INTERCHANGE, ITHACA'.” Shenandoah, vol. 44, no. 3, 1994, pp. 92–92.

POPE, D. “'BOY BLOWING BUBBLES'.” Shenandoah, vol. 44, no. 3, 1994, pp. 91–91.

POPE, D. “'HOTEL, RIVER VIEW'.” Poetry, vol. 163, no. 1, Oct. 1993, pp. 25–26.


Pope, D. “Intermezzo," "Scientists Search Burial Vault for Seventeenth Century Air.” Poetry Northwest, vol. 34, 2003.

Pope, D. “Speaking of Light.” The Seattle Review, vol. 16, 2003.

Pope, D. “There is No One to Tell This Story To.” Potato Eyes, 2003.

Pope, D. “When Nicholas.” Poets On, vol. 16, 2003.

Pope, D. “Mother-right.” Carolina Quarterly, 1998.

Pope, D. “Pavane for Sleeping Children.” Prarie Schooner, 1997.

Pope, D. “Solstice, Bad Child.” Triquarterly: An International Journal of Writing, Art and Cultural Inquiry, 1996.

Pope, D. “The City of Heaven.” The Southern Review, 1996.

Pope, D. Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry. Edited by D. Perrine and D. Arp, Harcourt Brace, 1996.