Vol 1 No 2 2007

The Authority of Poetry

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 (online, Drunken Boat, 2005).  She has won a Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, the Rita Dove Poetry Award, a Poetry Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, and two Poetry Fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission, and has received six Pushcart nominations and, for 2007, a Pushcart Special Mention.  Her poems have appeared in many journals including The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, The Connecticut Review, Poetry International, and Runes, as well as online and in numerous anthologies. She teaches poetry and also environmental literature at the University of Mississippi, and has held Fulbright Lectureships in Switzerland and Sweden.  She and her husband have five grown children.

Ann Fisher-Wirth



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