Ann Bracken


P.O. Box 264
Simpsonville, MD 21150

Author's Bio

Ann Bracken has published three poetry collections, The Altar of Innocence, No Barking in the Hallways: Poems from the Classroom and Once You’re Inside: Poetry Exploring Incarceration. She serves as a contributing editor for Little Patuxent Review, and co-facilitates the Wilde Readings Poetry Series in Columbia, Maryland.  She volunteers as a correspondent for the Justice Arts Coalition, exchanging letters with incarcerated people to foster their use of the arts.  Her poetry, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including Awakenings Review, Mad in America, Fledgling Rag, and Gargoyle. Ann’s poetry has garnered two Pushcart Prize nominations, and her advocacy work promotes using the arts to foster paradigm change in the areas of emotional wellness, education, and prison abolition.

Publications & Prizes

Reckless Writing: The Modernization of Poetry by Emerging Writers of the 21st Century (Chatter House Press, 2013)
Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013)
No Barking in the Hallways: Poems from the Classroom (New Academia Publishing, 2017)
The Altar of Innocence (New Academia Publishing, 2015)

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What I'm reading now: 
The Man Who Got Away by Grace Cavalieri, The Last Girl by Rose Solari, Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds, Mind Change by Susan Greenfield, This Change Everything by Naomi Klein

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Baltimore, MD
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Last update: Aug 31, 2021