Research/Areas of Interest:

Creative Writing, Poetry


  • Master of Fine Arts, Columbia University, USA, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts, Mount Holyoke College, USA, 1997


Anna V. Q. Ross's most recent book, FLUTTER,KICK, won the 2020 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award and will be published by Red Hen Press in 2022. Her previous collections include IF A STORM (Anhinga Press, winner of the Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry) and the chapbooks FIGURING (Bull City Press); and HAWK WEATHER (winner the New Women's Voices Prize from Finishing Line Press and the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award from the New England Poetry Society). A recipient of fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Fulbright Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Vermont Studio Center, her recent work appears in Kenyon Review, Harvard Review, The Nation, Poetry Northwest, Southern Humanities Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. She is poetry editor for Salamander Magazine and teaches at Tufts University and through the Emerson Prison Initiative. Anna lives with her family in Dorchester, where she runs the poetry and music series Unearthed Song & Poetry and raises chickens.