Dr. Ann Fisher-Wirth

Mississippi, United States


Ann Fisher-Wirth’s fourth book of poems, Dream Cabinet, was published by Wings Press in 2012. Her other books of poems are Carta Marina, Blue Window, and Five Terraces.  Also she has published three chapbooks: The Trinket Poems, Walking Wu-Wei’s Scroll, and Slide Shows.  She coedited The Ecopoetry Anthology, a groundbreaking collection of American nature poetry from Whitman to 1960 and American ecopoetry from 1960 to the present, published by Trinity University Press early in 2013.  Her poems appear widely and have received numerous awards, including a Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, the Rita Dove Poetry Award, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Award, two Mississippi Arts Commission fellowships, and twelve Pushcart nominations including a Special Mention. She has had a senior Fulbright to Fribourg, Switzerland, and held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of American Studies at Uppsala, Sweden; also she has served as President of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment.  She teaches at the University of Mississippi, where she also directs the minor in Environmental Studies. And she teaches yoga at Southern Star Yoga Studio in Oxford, MS.

 

 

 

 


Publications

  • The Ecopoetry Anthology (coeditor) , Trinity University Press (2013)
  • Dream Cabinet (poems) , Wings Press (2012)
  • Carta Marina (poems) , Wings Press (2009)
  • Five Terraces (poems) , Wind Publications (2005)
  • Blue Window (poems) , Archer Books (2003)
  • Slide Shows (chapbook, poems) , Finishing Line Press (2005)
  • William Carlos Williams and Autobiography: The Woods of His Own Nature , Penn State University Press (1989)

Awards

  • Fulbright Distinguished Chair of American Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden(2003)
  • Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature, University of Fribourg, Switzerland(1994)
  • President, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment(2006)
  • Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Award
  • 2 Mississippi Arts Council poetry grants
  • residencies at Djerassi, Mesa Refuge, Hedgebrook
  • Rita Dove Poetry Award
  • Malahat Review Long Poem Prize

Employment

  • Professor of English at University of Mississippi (August 1988 - )

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Pomona College (June 1968)
  • Doctoral Degree in English and American Literature from Claremont Graduate School (February 1981)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry