Annie Virginia


New York
New York

Author's Bio

Annie Virginia (she/her) is an MFA runaway teaching high school English and Creative Writing in New York City. She received her undergraduate degree in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. You may find her most recent work at Pangyrus, Rought Cuts, Brooklyn Poets, The Seventh Wave, in 'Best New Poets 2019', and in Blue Earth Review as a runner-up in their annual contest.

Publications & Prizes

Best New Poets 2019 (Samovar Press, 2020)
A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2017)
Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal 2015 Anthology (Arsenic Lobster/Misty Publications, 2015)
The Queer South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014)
Journals: , , , , , ,
Sarah Lawrence Review
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The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
The Legendary
The Literary Bohemian
Prizes won: 

Finalist for the 2020 Stories Award in Poetry, Not a Cult, 2021

Runner-Up Blue Earth Review Annual Contest, Blue Earth Review, 2020

Longlist Finalist, National Poetry Competition- May 2019

Bainbridge Residency Fellowship Finalist and Publication Offer, Seventh Wave- December 2018

Poet of the Week, Brooklyn Poets- December 2018

Fellowship, Fifteenth Annual Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise - November 2018 

Poetry Prize Semi-finalist, Red Wheelbarrow- September 2018

Brooklyn Poets Fellowship, Brooklyn Poets- August 2018

Poetry Prize Semi-finalist, Crab Creek Review- July 2018

Rita Dove Poetry Prize- International Literary Award, The Center for Women Writers- June 2018

December Yawp Winner, Brooklyn Poets- December 2017

Fellowship Finalist, Brooklyn Poets - November-December 2017

Pushcart Prize Nominee, Broad! Magazine - December 2014

Lucy Grealy Poetry Prize Recipient, Sarah Lawrence College - June 2014

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Aracelis Girmay Rachel Eliza Griffiths Natalie Diaz Traci Brimhall William Brewer Tyree Daye Joshua Marie Wilkinson Hanif Abdurraqib Rachel McKibbens

More Information

Gives readings: 
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Teachers, Teenagers, Women
Born in: 
Morganton, NC
North Carolina
Raised in: 
Morganton, NC
North Carolina
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Last update: Nov 13, 2022