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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Deborah Nodler Rosen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;


-- Deborah Nodler Rosen on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

The author lives on the North Shore and is editor of RHINO poetry magazine based in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rosen is a poet, editor of RHINO, an award-winning poetry journal and serves on the Board of the UniVerse of Poetry. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and is working on a Doctorate in listening and learning as she travels to many countries throughout the world. She was an editor with Miriam Ben-Yoseph on: ''Where We Find Ourselves: Jewish Women around the World Write about Home''; has published text for the history book, ''A Proud Nation''; and poems in the following journals: ''The Journal at Northwestern University''; ''Third Coast'' ; ''Where We Live, Illinois Poets''; ''The Spoon River Poetry Review''; and many others. She also teaches poetry in the public schools through a program called ''Kids Meet Art''.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Anwar El-Sadat: A Man of Peace (People of Distinction Biographies)
ISBN: 0516032143

Childrens Pr. 1986

A biography of the Egyptian president who won the Nobel peace prize for his efforts in ending Arab-Israeli conflict.

ISBN: 0944048552

Virtual Artists Collective. 2013

The happenstance of the journey reveals the truths that Deborah Nodler Rosen captures in SIGHT/SEER. Whether at the bottom of a mine in Australia or swimming in the Amazon, the joy is always in the unplanned experience and what it teaches. Meeting a 'bogey' man in Indonesia or praying in a Buddhist monastery, she finds beauty and compassion hidden in the interstices of the world. Despite the clichéd warning, she talks to strangers and even discovers cousins in the Ukraine. As Marvin Kalb, senior Advisor to the Pulitzer Center writes, "Deborah Rosen-'both sight and sightseer' as she put it, wandering the globe, spinning tales in poetry so gorgeously tender, filled with poignant insights, you want the journey never to end. Rosen proves one word, properly chosen, one phrase beautifully constructed can light up the world."


First Place in both an Oregon State Poetry Association contest and a California State Poetry Society contest.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Rosen will be reading from her new poetry book, ''Sight/Seer'', at the Book Stall in Winnetka on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 6 30pm. For additional information, call the Book Stall at 847-446 8880.