Ann Howells

P.O. Box 700865Dallas, TX 75370

Author's Bio

Ann Howells, a Maryland native who resides in Dallas Texas, has served on the board of Dallas Poets Community, a 501-c-3 non-profit, since 2001, as president from 2009-2012. She has edited its biannual journal, Illya’s Honey, since 1999. Her chapbook, the Rosebud Diaries, was released as a limited edition from Willett Press in 2012. She has been interviewed on J.W. Clark’s television show, Writers Around Annapolis, and had her work read on NPR (Atlanta).

Publications and Prizes


Black Crow in Flight
(Main Street Rag Publishing Company,


The Weight of Addition
(Mutabilis Press,
Above Us Only Sky
(Incarnate Muse Press,
The Venomed Kiss
(Incarnate Muse Press,
Big Land, Big Sky, Big Hair
(Dos Gatos Press,
Blood Offerings
(Incarnate Muse Press,


Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems
Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review
Concho River Review
Red River Review
Poetry Quarterly
San Pedro River Review
Solo Novo
Third Wednesday
Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities
Barbaric Yawp
Ascent Aspirations
Finalist in 2008 NavWorks Poetry Competition, Southern Hum’s 2007 Women of Words, Multiple Pushcart Nominations, Nominated twice for Best of Net, City of Dallas Distinguished Poet-2001

More Information

Listed as:
Gives readings? 
Travels for readings? 
Identifies as: 
Caucasian, English American, Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Homeless people, Hospital patients, Mentally Ill, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Washington, DC
Raised in: 

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
New and Selected Poems by Charles Simic, Disenchanted and Disgruntled by Michelle Hartman, Native Guard by Natashia Trethewey, Little Sandwiches by Travis Blair
Favorite Books:
The Best New Poets Series, Fire to Fire by Mark Doty, Otherwise by Jane Kenyon,
Favorite Authors:
Lucille Clifton, Robert Hass, Philip Levine, Walt McDonald, Naomi Shihab Nye, Michelle Hartman, and Tobi Cogwell.

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Listing last updated: January 28, 2013.

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