Debbi Brody is an avid attendee and leader of poetry workshops throughout the Southwest. She has been published in numerous national and regional journals, magazines and anthologies of note. She judges poetry contests around the nation and has served as the accuracy judge for the NEA's Poetry Outloud New Mexico State Finals for many years. Debbi’s strong voice ranges from narrative to lyric, short to lengthy, grief filled to joyous, inner to outer landscapes and politics. The deep influences of the surrealist, modernist and beat poets sing through her collections of clear, tough, tender and fantastical poems. She is the author of two chapbooks as well as two full length poetry collections, In Everything, Birds, is her second book published by Village Books Press, OKC, OK (2015).
Ms. Brody was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She received a B.A. in Sociology from Southern Illinois University in 1979, the same year she married. She and her husband have one grown son, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter. They have resided in New Mexico since 1991. Debbi works at a small scientific research and development laboratory in Santa Fe. To learn more about Debbi, visit her Facebook page.