Ann Howells, a Maryland native who resides in Dallas Texas, has served on the board of Dallas Poets Community, a 501-c-3 non-profit, since 2001, as president from 2009-2012. She has edited its biannual journal, Illya’s Honey, since 1999. Her chapbook, the Rosebud Diaries, was released as a limited edition from Willett Press in 2012. She has been interviewed on J.W. Clark’s television show, Writers Around Annapolis, and had her work read on NPR (Atlanta).
Publications and Prizes
Black Crow in Flight (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2007)
The Venomed Kiss (Incarnate Muse Press, 2009), Above Us Only Sky (Incarnate Muse Press, 2008), Big Land, Big Sky, Big Hair (Dos Gatos Press, 2008), The Weight of Addition (Mutabilis Press, 2007), Blood Offerings (Incarnate Muse Press, 1996)
Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities, Ascent Aspirations, Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, Barbaric Yawp, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Calyx, Concho River Review, Crannóg, Plainsongs, Poetry Quarterly, Red River Review, Riversedge, San Pedro River Review, Sentence, Solo Novo, Spillway, Third Wednesday
Finalist in 2008 NavWorks Poetry Competition,
Southern Hum’s 2007 Women of Words,
Multiple Pushcart Nominations,
Nominated twice for Best of Net,
City of Dallas Distinguished Poet-2001
What I'm Reading Now:
New and Selected Poems by Charles Simic, Disenchanted and Disgruntled by Michelle Hartman, Native Guard by Natashia Trethewey, Little Sandwiches by Travis Blair
The Best New Poets Series, Fire to Fire by Mark Doty, Otherwise by Jane Kenyon,
Lucille Clifton, Robert Hass, Philip Levine, Walt McDonald, Naomi Shihab Nye, Michelle Hartman, and Tobi Cogwell.
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Listing last updated: January 28, 2013
Travels for readings?
Caucasian, English American, Feminist
Prefers to work with:
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Homeless people, Hospital patients, Mentally Ill, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans