Anne McCrady

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

8936 Cherokee Trail
Tyler, TX 75703

Author's Bio

Anne McCrady is a poet, speaker and peace advocate. In addition to two full-length collections and one chapbook of her poetry, her award-winning writing appears internationally in dozens of literary journals, anthologies and arts magazines, as well as online. Her work has been performed as art song, libretto and liturgy. She also has editorial and review publication credits and is a frequent poetry contest judge and presenter. Anne is an avid peace advocate; each year her imprint InSpiritry publishes an international, peace-themed chapbook anthology to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace. More about Anne along with samples of her poetry and recordings is available at her website, Her news-related poetry appears on her separate website, 

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Christmas Traditions (Adams Media, 2017)
Cup of Comfort for a Better World (Adams Media, 2010)
Cup of Comfort for Single Moms (Adams Media, 2008)


Her Texas (Wings Press, 2015)
Out of the Depths (Holy Cow Press, 2015)
Wingbeats - Exercises & Practice in Poetry (Dos Gatos Press, 2015)
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate (Manzanita Writers Press, 2014)
Voices Israel (The Voices Israel Group of Poets in English, 2012)
Agave - A Celebration of Tequila (Ink Brush Press, 2011)
Improbable Worlds (Mutabilis Press, 2011)
Big Land, Big Sky, Big Hair (Dos Gatos Press, 2008)
Dog Blessings (New World Library, 2008)
My Heart's First Steps (Adams Media, 2003)
Di-verse-city (Austin International Poetry Foundation, 2001)
Di-verse-city (Austin International Poetry Foundation, 2000)
Essential Love (Poetworks/Grayson Books, 2000)
Letting Myself In (Dos Gatos Press, 2013)
Along Greathouse Road (Eakin Press, 2004)
Under a Blameless Moon (Pudding House Publications, 2008)
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Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas
Midwest Poetry Review
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Sweet Annie
Texas Observer
Texas Poetry Calendar
Texas Review
Prizes won: 

Texas Night Sky Festival Prize, Poetry Society of Texas Edwin M. Eakin Memorial Manuscript Prize, Burning Bush Poetry Prize, Pudding House Chapbook Prize, National Federation of State Poetry Societies Founders Prize, Austin International Poetry Festival Poet Laureate 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Natasha Trethewey, Anna Swir, Wislawa Szymzborska, Czeslaw Milosz, Naomi Nye, Robert Wrigley, Seamus Heaney, Terrance Hayes, Barbara Crooker, William Stafford, Tracy K. Smith, W.S. Merwin, Nikki Giovanni
What I'm reading now: 
Inhaling the Silence by Anna Yin

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Born in: 
Birmingham, AL
Raised in: 
Longview, TX
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Last update: Jun 28, 2019