Ann Tweedy

Seattle, WA

Author's Bio

Ann has always been plagued and blessed by wanting to be and do many things at once—from artist and scientist as a small child to her current vocations of poetry and other creative writing, legal advocacy for Indian tribes, and legal scholarship. Lately, inspired by poet Brenda Hillman’s advice to embrace one’s dualities, she has been trying to learn to relish all of her internal contradictions and tensions. She resists categories and finds it hard—and somewhat distasteful—to describe her work. You could say that in her poetry and essays she seeks to understand and that in her legal work she aims to further justice, but that seems too simple. Other things she loves to do include exploring nature, traveling, beading, taking pictures, and looking at art. She lives with her family and three black cats in Washington State.

Publications and Prizes

The Body's Alphabet
(Headmistress Press, 2016)
2007 Queer Collection
(Flash Fabulist Publishing, 2007)
, Animal Chapbook
(Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014)
, BARED: Contemporary Art and Poetry on Bras and Breasts
(Les Femmes Folles Books, 2017)
, Bisexuality and Transgenderism: Intersexions of the Others
(Haworth Press, 2004)
, Fire on her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women's Poetry
(Two Sylvias Press, 2011)
, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World
(Bisexual Resource Center, 2009)
, Lavender Review: Poems from the First Five Years
(Headmistress Press, 2015)
, Lawyer Poets and That World We Call Law
(Pleasure Boat Studio, 2013)
, Meditations on Divine Names - An Anthology
(Moonrise Press, 2012)
, San Diego Poetry Annual 2009-10
(William Harry Harding--Garden Oak Press, 2010)
, San Diego Poetry Annual 2013-14
(William Harry Harding--Garden Oak Press, 2014)
, San Diego Poetry Annual, 2012-13
(William Harry Harding--Garden Oak Press, 2013)
, The Drag King Anthology
(Haworth Press, 2003)
, The San Diego Poetry Annual, 2010-11
(William Harry Harding--Garden Oak Press, 2012)
, Visible: A Femmethology Volume One
(Homofactus Press, 2009)
, Visible: A Femmethology Volume Two
(Homofactus Press, 2009)
, Weathered Pages: The Poetry Pole
(Blue Begonia Press, 2005)
Altered Scale, Anon, Avocet, Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, Awakenings Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Crab Creek Review, Damselfly Press, Festival Writer, Gertrude, Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly, knock, Lavender Review, Legal Studies Forum, Literary Mama, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, New Verse News, Pedestal Magazine, QP: queer poetry, Rattle, San Fernando Poetry Journal, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Sea Stories, Sinister Wisdom, Sqajet, Stringtown, Swell, The Lindenwood Review, Untitled Country Review, Wisconsin Review, XCP:Streetnotes, Yalobusha Review
Beleaguered Oases
(tcCreativePress, 2010)
, White Out
(Green Fuse Poetic Arts Association, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
Finalist, Lambda Literary Award, 2017; Nominee, Pushcart Prize, 2016 & 2007; Nominee, Best of the Net Award, 2012; Winner, Knock Magazine's 2007 Ecolit Poetry Contest

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Caucasian, Celtic American, G/L/B/T
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender
Born in: 
Raised in: 
Mansfield, MA
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Last updated: Mar 19, 2017