Anna V. Q. Ross’s most recent book, Milk Teeth, won the 2020 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award and will be published by Red Hen Press in 2022. Her previous collections include If a Storm (Anhinga Press), winner of the Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry); Figuring (Bull City Press); and Hawk Weather (winner the New Women’s Voices Prize from Finishing Line Press and the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award from the New England Poetry Society. A recipient of fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Fulbright Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Vermont Studio Center, her recent work appears in The Nation, Poetry Northwest, Southern Humanities Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. She is poetry editor for Salamander Magazine, teaches at Emerson College, and lives with her family in Dorchester, where she runs the poetry and music series Unearthed Song & Poetry and raises chickens.
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