Ann Tweedy

Seattle, WA

Author's Bio

Ann Tweedy's first full length book, The Body's Alphabet, was published by Headmistress Press in 2016 and was awarded a Bisexual Book Award in poetry. It was also a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and a Golden Crown Literary Society Award. She also has published two chapbooks, and her poetry has appeared in Clackamas Literary Review, Rattle, literary mama, and elsewhere. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has also been nominated for a Bet of the Net Award. Ann holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University. Originally from Massachusetts, she has lived in many places on the West Coast and in the Midwest and now makes her home in Washington State. She is also a law professor and in-house attorney for an Indian Tribe. You can read more about her at

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)
, Last Call: The Anthology of Beer, Wine & Spirits Poetry
(World Enough Writers, 2018)
, 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)
, Queer Voices of Minnesota
(Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2019)
, 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)
, Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women
(Kasva Press, 2016)
, 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, Lindenwood Review, Untitled Country Review, Vitamin ZZZ, Wisconsin Review, XCP:Streetnotes, Yalobusha Review
Beleaguered Oases
(tcCreativePress, 2010)
, White Out
(Green Fuse Poetic Arts Association, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
Second Place Winner, San Antonio Writers' Guild Poetry Contest, 2018; Winner, Bisexual Book Award in Poetry, 2017; Finalist, Lambda Literary Award, 2017; Finalist, Golden Crown Literary Award, 2017; Gold Winner, Human Relations Indie Book Award in Personal Challenge Poetry, 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: Jan 18, 2019