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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
I grew up in Connecticut. I now live in Tucson, Arizona and Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Canada. Formerly Director of the University of Arizona Poetry Center, I'm Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in Environment & Social Justice and Professor of Creative Writing at UA;affiliated faculty with the UA Institute of the Environment; Senior Fellow with the Spring Creek Project, Department of Philosophy, Oregon State University; on Board of Directors for Orion magazine and terrain.org; and a student of jazz piano. My new nonfiction book ZOOLOGIES: ON ANIMALS AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT was published by Milkweed Editions in October 2014.
Dr. Anna Faktorovich is the Director and Owner of the Anaphora Literary Press. Faktorovich has over three years of full-time college English teaching experience. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature and Criticism and an M.A. in Comparative Literature. Her Rebellion as Genre in the Novels of Scott, Dickens and Stevenson critical book has been published with McFarland in February, 2013. Her new book, The Formulas of Popular Fiction: Elements of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Religious and Mystery Novels, is completed and will be released with McFarland in January, 2014. She is currently working on a new critical book, in which Columbia University Press and Purdue University Press have expressed an initial interest, Gender Bias in Mystery and Romance Novel Authorship: The Anti-Stereotypical Voices of Women and Men Who Cross Genres. When she finishes this project she will begin working on, Wendell Berry and the New Agrarianism Genre: Agriculture in Modern Literature, for which she received a Kentucky Historical Society fellowship, with the intention of publishing it in the Culture of the Land Series through the University Press of Kentucky, which expressed initial interest in it, with an intended completion timeline for summer of 2014. She published two poetry collections Improvisational Arguments (Fomite Press, 2011) and Battle for Athens (Anaphora, 2012). She illustrated, designed and wrote the poetry for an illustrated children’s book, The Sloths and I (Anaphora, 2013). She also published three editions of the Book Production Guide, which gives advice on editing, design and marketing for writers and publishers. She has been editing and writing for the independent, tri-annual and peer-reviewed Pennsylvania Literary Journal since 2009; it is available on EBSCO, ProQuest and in print. She has also presented her research at the MLA, SAMLA, EAPSU, SWWC, BWWC and many other conferences.