blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsFall 2018  Vol. 17 No. 2
an online journal of literature and the arts
Ann Townsend

Ann Townsend is the author of the poetry collections Dear Delinquent (Sarabande Books, 2019), The Coronary Garden (Sarabande Books, 2005), and Dime Store Erotics (Silverfish Review Press, 1998). She is also the coeditor of Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (Graywolf Press, 2007). Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, and Poetry, among others. She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lannan Foundation, and The Ohio Arts Council. Townsend is also the recipient of a 2016 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award for her work as cofounder of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. She is director of the Creative Writing Program at Denison University.  end