Nebraska Authors

Deborah T. McGinn

Born 1959 O'Neill, NE (USA)

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Deborah McGinn is a beloved teacher of creative writing at Lincoln High School in Lincoln, NE, where she sponsors the slam poetry team and the school literary magazine, SCRIBE. Her poetry has been published in anthologies and literary magazines, and a 2002 chapbook To Go From Privacy.

Places Lived

O'Neill, NE
Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE
Boulder, CO

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Short narrative; creative non-fiction


BA in English, Reading-Secondary Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
MA in English, Creative Writing, University of Nebraska, Lincoln


High School English Teacher

Places Worked

Lincoln High School


Lincoln Telephone Educator of the Year, 1995
Winner (High School), LPS Thank You Teacher Contest, 2018


To Go From Privacy : Poems. 2002.
Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace: Writing by Women of the Great Plains/High Plains. 2002. (Contributor)
Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. 2013. (Contributor)
The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets. 2013. (Contributor)

Works featured in:
The Iowa Review
South Dakota Review
English Journal
Ars Medica: Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities
The Platte Valley Review
Plains Song Review

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