Dr. Ann Townsend

Ohio, United States

Member Since: 10/25/2012


Ann Townsend is the author of two collections of poetry: The Coronary Garden (2005) and Dime Store Erotics (1998), and Editor (with David Baker) of Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (2008). Her poems have appeared in such magazines as Poetry, The Paris Review, The Nation, Witness, The Georgia Review, and many others. She is the recipient of the Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, an Individual Artist's grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and the Discovery Prize from The Nation. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, including The Pushcart Prize XX, The New Young American Poets, American Poetry: The Next Generation, and The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology. She is a co-founder of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and served on the Executive Committee of its Board of Directors until 2015. Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Denison University, Townsend lives on a small farm in Granville, Ohio.

Website: www.anntownsend.com

Twitter Username: @anntownsendpoet


Publications

  • Dime Store Erotics , Silverfish Review Press (January 1, 1998)
  • The Coronary Garden , Sarabande Books (January 1, 2005)
  • Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry , Graywolf Press (January 1, 2008)

Awards

  • Lannan Foundation Marfa Residency Fellowship in Poetry(2014)
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry(2003)
  • Bernheim Arboretum Residency Fellowship in Poetry(2013)
  • Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award(2016)

Employment

  • Professor of English at Denison University (September 1992 - )
  • Core MFA Faculty at Carlow University Low-Residency MFA (January 2006 - January 2013)
  • Co-Founder at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts (August 2009 - July 2015)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Denison University (May 1985)
  • Master of Arts in English from Ohio State University (May 1987)
  • Doctoral Degree in English from Ohio State University (May 1991)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry