Townsend, Ann 1962-

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TOWNSEND, Ann 1962-

PERSONAL: Born December 5, 1962, in Pittsburgh, PA; daughter of Richard McMullen and Joan Dorgan; married David Baker (a poet), July 19, 1987; children: Katherine Girard. Education: Ohio State University, B.A., 1985, M.A., 1987, Ph.D., 1992.

ADDRESSES: Office—Denison University, Department of English, Granville, OH 43023. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Denison University, Granville, OH, associate professor of English, 1992—, director of Jonathan Reynolds Young Writers Workshop, beginning 1995.

MEMBER: Poetry Society of America, Academy of American Poets, Associated Writing Programs.

AWARDS, HONORS: Discovery/Nation prize, 1994; Pushcart Prize in Poetry, 1995; Ohio Arts Council individual artist fellowship, 1996; Bread Load Writers Conference fellowship, 1998, for Dime Store Erotics; Robert Good fellowship, Denison University, 1999; James Dickey Prize in Poetry.



Modern Love (chapbook), Bottom Dog Press (Huron, OH), 1995.

(With David Baker) Holding Katherine (chapbook), Main Traveled Roads Press, 1996.

The Braille Woods (chapbook), St. Louis Poetry Center (St. Louis, MO), 1997.

Dime Store Erotics, Silverfish Review Press (Eugene, OR), 1998.

Poems, reviews, stories, and essays published in periodicals, including Poetry, Nation, Kenyon Review, Paris Review, North American Review, Triquarterly, Witness, and Southern Review. Poems included in anthologies New Young American Poets and American Poetry: The Next Generation Writing Poems.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Coronary Garden, a poetry collection, forthcoming 2004.