Ann Howells

P.O. Box 700865Dallas, TX 75370
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Author's Bio

Ann Howells is a Board Member of Dallas Poets Community, a 501-c-3 non-profit. She served as president from 2009-2012 and again in 2014. She is a member of the Academy of American Poets and was named a "Distinguished Poet of Dallas" in 2001. Senior editor of Illya’s Honey since 1999, she recently took the journal to an online format. Her own poems appear in many literary journals and anthologies both here and abroad. Ann has been interviewed on Writers Around Annapolis television, read on NPR (Atlanta), and nominated four times for Pushcarts. She participates in bringing poetry into the schools, elementary through university, and is a frequent reader at conferences and festivals around Texas and beyond. she holds a BS from Shepherd college and worked as a cryomycology research assistant in Maryland. After moving to Texas in 1979, she taught oil painting for the City of Carrollton. Her chapbook, Black Crow in Flight (2007), is still available at www.mainstreetrag.com, and her book, Under a Lone Star, with illustrations by J. Darrell Kirkley, will be released by Village Books Press early in 2016.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbook

Black Crow in Flight
(Main Street Rag Publishing Company,
2007)

Anthology

The Weight of Addition
(Mutabilis Press,
2007)
Above Us Only Sky
(Incarnate Muse Press,
2008)
The Venomed Kiss
(Incarnate Muse Press,
2009)
Big Land, Big Sky, Big Hair
(Dos Gatos Press,
2008)
Blood Offerings
(Incarnate Muse Press,
1996)
Awakenings
(FutureCycle Press,
2014)
Lifting the Sky: Anthology of Southwestern Haiku
(Dos Gatos Press,
2013)
Goodbye Mexico
(Texas Review Press,
2015)
The Southern Poetry Anthology
(Texas Review Press,
2013)
Pushing the Envelope, Epistolary Anthology
(Lamar University Press,
2014)

Journal

Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems
Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review
Calyx
Concho River Review
Crannóg
Plainsongs
Red River Review
Poetry Quarterly
Sentence
Riversedge
San Pedro River Review
Solo Novo
Spillway
Third Wednesday
Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities
Barbaric Yawp
Ascent Aspirations
Agave Magazine
anderbo.com
Apeiron Review
Apparatus Magazine
The Applicant
Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems
Bohemia
BorderSenses
Caduceus
The Centrifugal Eye
The Clockwise Cat
Colere
Constellations
Reunion: The Dallas Review
Defenestration
Ealain
Ellipsis
Emerge Literary Journal
Fogged Clarity
Free State
The Ghazal Page
Gertrude
Gutter Eloquence
Harbinger Asylum
Iconoclast
Inscape
Iodine Poetry Journal
The Legendary
Licking River Review
The Linnet's Wings
Little Patuxent Review ISSN: 1941-2053
Lowestoft Chronicle
Lunch Ticket
Magma Poetry
Main Channel Voices
Main Street Rag
Melusine: Woman in the 21st Century
Mojave River Review
Northern Liberties Review
Paper Nautilus
Penumbra
Poetry Pacific
The Prose-Poem Project
Punkin House Digest
Red Fez
Red Wolf Journal
River Poets Journal
Riversedge
Rockhurst Review
The Same
Sandy River Review
Schuylkill Valley Journal
Sulphur River Literary Review
Texas Poetry Calendar
Thunderclap! Magazine
Tidal Basin Review
Ugly Cousin
Voices de la Luna
Windmills
Yellow Mama
Prizes: 
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:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian, English American, Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Washington, DC
Raised in: 
St. Mary's County, MD/Washington D.C., MD

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Prodigal - New and Selected Poems: 1976-2014 by Linda Gregerson, The Last Waterman by Glenn Lawson, After the Civil War by James Robertson
Favorite Books:
Best New Poets Series, Ballad series by Sharyn McCrumb, and many more.
Favorite Authors:
Jenny Browne, Robert Hass, Walt McDonald, Ellen Hagan, Lola Haskins, Tony Hoagland, Ted Kooser, Donna Masini, Karla Linn Merrifield.

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Listing last updated: October 25, 2015.