top of page


Debbra Palmer is a teacher, writer, editor and comic artist. Her poems have appeared in journals including CalyxPortland ReviewPretty Owl PoetryKitchen Table Quarterly, and several literary anthologies including His Hands, His Tools, His Sex, His Dress: Lesbian Writers on their Fathers, (Alice Street Editions) and Present Tense and A Fierce Brightness, 25 Years of Women’s Poetry (Calyx Press). Palmer has been a participant reader at Death Rattle Writer’s Festival in Nampa, Idaho and was among the winners of the Penrose Poetry Prize for LGBTQ+ poets in 2020. She has also been a guest reader at Ghosts and Projectors, a reading series hosted by The Cabin, a literary arts nonprofit organization in Boise. Her comics appear in Northwest Review where she is an assistant volunteer poetry editor. She earned a BS in Arts and Letters from Portland State University with a minor in writing, and her MFA from Pacific University. In a career spanning more than 25 years, Palmer has also worked in communications and marketing with companies and organizations including Nike, Intel, SAP, Comcast, OMSI, Peace Health, and Boise State University. Currently, she teaches English at The College of Western Idaho.



bottom of page