Ana Elsner

P.O. Box 31063
San Francisco, CA 94131-0063

Author's Bio

Ana Elsner is an independent multicultural poet and author with a global perspective. She lived in several countries, studied in Europe and at Georgetown University, and holds a MA in Linguistics. Elsner is engaged in writing wide-ranging poetry and prose, both in English and in German. "To create true poetry requires hunger and passion, and Ana Elsner has it, in spades," Lawrence Ferlinghetti. - Ana supports a variety of humanitarian causes as advisor and volunteer, and is dedicated to mentoring young poets. She is a frequent featured speaker at libraries, seminars and other educational venues, and periodically conducts poetry workshops. - Poems by Ana Elsner are published internationally in literary journals, reviews, magazines and anthologies in seven countries in the original text and in various translations. - Among the foreign-press publications that have featured Ana Elsner's poetry are: Contemporan Literar Orizont - Revistă de cultură şi spiritualitate contemporană, Bucureşti, Romania; Der Dreischneuß - Zeitschrift für Literatur, Marien Blatt Verlag, Lübeck, Germany; Αρχαι / Arkhai - Revue trans- et inter-disciplinaire, Lausanne, Switzerland; Private - International Review of Poetry and Photography, Castel Bolognese, Italy.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Ciphers of Uncommon Origin
(InstaPLANET Press, 2007)
Anthologies: 
Beatitude
(Latif Harris, 2009)
Journals: 
Ambush Review, Caveat Lector, Conclave: A Journal of Character, Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, INA Coolbrith Circle, Poetry Salzburg Review, sPARKLE & bLINK, Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts, The Other Voices International Project
Prizes Won: 
Grand Prize Winner - Artists Embassy International Dancing Poetry Awards; 2010 Pushcart Prize nominee

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
German
Born in: 
Germany
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Last updated: Aug 15, 2016