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About Ann Townsend

Ann Townsend is the author of two collections of poetry: The Coronary Garden (2005) and Dime Store Erotics (1998), and Editor (with David Baker) of Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (2008). Her poems have appeared in such magazines as Poetry, The Paris Review, The Nation, Witness, The Georgia Review, and many others. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, an Individual Artist's grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and a Discovery Prize from The Nation. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, including The Pushcart Prize XX, The New Young American Poets, American Poetry: The Next Generation, and The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology. She is a founding member of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and serves on the Executive Committee of its Board of Directors. Dominic Consolo Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Denison University, she lives on a small farm in Granville, Ohio. Read more about Ann here.