Anna Ross grew up in Connecticut with many travels back to her mother’s hometown of Dublin, Ireland. She is the author If a Storm (Anhinga Press), selected by Julianna Baggott for the Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry, and the chapbooks Figuring (forthcoming from Bull City Press), which was a finalist for the 2015 Alice Fay Di Casagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, and Hawk Weather (Finishing Line Press), winner the New Women’s Voice Prize and the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award from the New England Poetry Society. Her work has twice been recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship program, and she has received additional scholarships and fellowships from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Squaw Valley Poetry Workshop, and Grub Street. Individual poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Reader, Barrow Street, The Brooklyn Quarterly, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Salamander, The Southern Review, Southwest Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and Pangyrus, among other journals, and has appeared on Verse Daily and Poetry Daily. She holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College and Columbia University, teaches in the Writing, Literature & Publishing Program at Emerson College, and is a contributing editor for Salamander. She lives in Dorchester, MA, with her husband, daughter, and son.
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