Anna V. Q. Ross’s most recent book—Flutter, Kick—won the 2020 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award and is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2022. She is the author of three previous poetry collections: Figuring, If a Storm (winner of the Robert Dana-Anhinga Award from Anhinga Press), and Hawk Weather. Her work has received fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and appears in The Baffler, Harvard Review, The Nation, The Paris Review, Poetry Northwest, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor for Salamander, for which she also reviews poetry, and is the co-founder and host of the performance series Unearthed Song & Poetry.
Anna's teaching interests include creative writing, modern and contemporary American poetry, documentary poetry, and American Women Writers. She teaches in the Writing, Literature & Publishing Program, The Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Emerson Prison Initiative.