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Abscessed Tooth

Debra Gwartney

‘Silence allows me to pretend that this happened to someone else a long time ago, and not to me.’

Debra Gwartney

Debra Gwartney is the winner of the 2017 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize for the memoir I’m a Stranger Here Myself (forthcoming in 2019), and the author of Live Through This. Her work has been published in Tin House, American Scholar, the Normal School, Prairie Schooner and elsewhere. She teaches in the MFA programme at Pacific University and lives with her husband in Oregon.

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