Jan 152014

Anne Colwell, a poet and fiction writer, is an Associate Professor of English who teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Delaware. Her first book of poems, BELIEVING THEIR SHADOWS, was published by Word Press in 2010. Her second book, MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME is forthcoming in 2013. She has been a work-study fellow for three years at the Bread Loaf Writers conference and a Mid-Atlantic Arts Association Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has also been repeatedly nominated for the Pushcart Prize for poetry. In 2007, Anne received an Emerging Artist Award in Fiction from the Delaware State Arts Council and received the Experienced Artist in Fiction Award for 2013. Her chapbook, FATHER’S OCCUPATION, MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME won the National Association of Press Women’s Award for Best Book of Verse. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in several journals, including: CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, MUDLARK, EVANSVILLE REVIEW, ECLECTIC LITERARY FORUM, SOUTHERN POETRY REVIEW, STICKMAN REVIEW, POETRY BAY, and OCTAVO. An online chapbook of her poems appears in The Alsop Review. She received the Delaware State Arts Council’s Experience Artist in Poetry Award in 1999. Her critical book, INSCRUTABLE HOUSES: METAPHORS OF THE BODY IN THE POEMS OF ELIZABETH BISHOP, was published by the University of Alabama Press.