blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Ann Fisher-Wirth is the author of two books of poems: Blue Window (Archer Books, 2003) and Five Terraces (Wind Publications, 2005). She has also published two chapbooks: The Trinket Poems (Wind, 2003) and Walking Wu Wei’s Scroll (Drunken Boat, 2005). In 2004, she won the Rita Dove Poetry Award from the Salem College Center for Women Writers, received the Poetry Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, as well as a poetry fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission.  She won a 2003 Malahat Review Long Poem Poetry Prize for “Olaus Magnus, Carta Marina,” the first section of the book-length poem “Carta Marina.” Her poems have appeared in The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, The Connecticut Review, ISLE, Solo, Feminist Studies, RUNES, and many other journals, as well as online and in numerous anthologies. She has been awarded residencies at The Mesa Refuge and Djerassi, both in California. A Professor of English, Ann has taught as a senior Fulbright lecturer at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Uppsala University, Sweden. She currently teaches at the University of Mississippi. Her academic publications include a book, William Carlos Williams and Autobiography: The Woods of His Own Nature (Pennsylvania State, 1989), and numerous articles on American writers.