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Ann Howells

Author's Bio

Ann Howells has three 2016 publications: her book, Under a Lone Star, from Village Books Press; her chapbook, Letters for My Daughter (Flutter Press), and an anthology of Dallas/Ft. Worth poets which she edited, Cattlemen & Cadillacs (Dallas Poets Community Press. She serves on the board of Dallas Poets Community, a 501-c-3 non-profit, as president from 2009-2012 and again in 2014. She is a member of the Academy of American Poets, was named a "Distinguished Poet of Dallas" in 2001, and has been senior editor of Illya’s Honey since 1999, recently taking the journal to an online format. Her poems appear in many literary journals and anthologies both here and abroad. Ann has been interviewed on Writers Around Annapolis television, read on NPR (Atlanta), and nominated four times for Pushcarts. She participates in bringing poetry into the schools, elementary through university, and is a frequent reader at conferences and festivals around Texas and beyond. She holds a BS from Shepherd University and worked as a cryomycology research assistant in Maryland. After moving to Texas in 1979, she taught oil painting for a local business and for the City of Carrollton. Her chapbook, Black Crow in Flight (2007), is still available at www.mainstreetrag.com.

Publications and Prizes

Under a Lone Star (Village Books Press, 2016)
Letters for My Daughter (Flutter Press, 2016), Black Crow in Flight (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2007)
Goodbye Mexico (Texas Review Press, 2015), Awakenings (FutureCycle Press, 2014), Pushing the Envelope, Epistolary Anthology (Lamar University Press, 2014), Lifting the Sky: Anthology of Southwestern Haiku (Dos Gatos Press, 2013), The Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas Review Press, 2013), 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)
Agave Magazine, anderbo.com, Apeiron Review, Apparatus Magazine, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities, Ascent Aspirations, Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, Barbaric Yawp, Bohemia, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, BorderSenses, Caduceus, Calyx, Colere, Concho River Review, Constellations, Crannóg, Defenestration, Ealain, Ellipsis, Emerge Literary Journal, Fogged Clarity, Free State, Gertrude, Gutter Eloquence, Harbinger Asylum, Iconoclast, Inscape, Iodine Poetry Journal, Licking River Review, Little Patuxent Review ISSN: 1941-2053, Lowestoft Chronicle, Lunch Ticket, Magma Poetry, Main Channel Voices, Main Street Rag, Melusine: Woman in the 21st Century, Mojave River Review, Northern Liberties Review, Paper Nautilus, Penumbra, Plainsongs, Poetry Pacific, Poetry Quarterly, Punkin House Digest, Red Fez, Red River Review, Red Wolf Journal, Reunion: The Dallas Review, River Poets Journal, Riversedge, Rockhurst Review, San Pedro River Review, Sandy River Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Sentence, Solo Novo, Spillway, Sulphur River Literary Review, Texas Poetry Calendar, The Applicant, The Centrifugal Eye, The Clockwise Cat, The Ghazal Page, The Legendary, The Linnet's Wings, The Prose-Poem Project, The Same, Third Wednesday, Thunderclap! Magazine, Tidal Basin Review, Ugly Cousin, Voices de la Luna, Windmills, Yellow Mama
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

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Prodigal - New and Selected Poems: 1976-2014 by Linda Gregerson, The Last Waterman by Glenn Lawson, After the Civil War by James Robertson
Favorite Books:
Best New Poets Series, Ballad series by Sharyn McCrumb, and many more.
Favorite Authors:
Jenny Browne, Robert Hass, Walt McDonald, Ellen Hagan, Lola Haskins, Tony Hoagland, Ted Kooser, Donna Masini, Karla Linn Merrifield.

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Listing last updated: August 9, 2016

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Caucasian, English American, Feminist
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Born in:
Washington, DC
Raised in:
St. Mary's County, MD/Washington D.C., MD

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