Debra Marquart Grew Up On a Family farm in rural North Dakota–on land her family had worked for generations. From the earliest age she knew she wanted out; surely life had more to offer than this unyielding daily grind, she thought. But she was never able to abandon it completely.
The Horizontal World
Growing Up Wild In the Middle of Nowhere
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DEBRA MARQUART is the coordinator of the Creative Writing Program at Iowa State University. She is the author of The Hunger Bone: Rock & Roll Stories, and the poetry collections Everything’s a Verb and From Sweetness. Marquart’s essays have appeared in Best American Essays, and she has won the Shelby Foote Nonfiction Prize (Faulkner Society), the Writer’s Digest Nonfiction Award, and a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Ames, Iowa.