is the author of In the Fury (Grey Book Press, 2015),
a finalist for the 2014 Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize
and a semi-finalist for the Crab Orchard Series in
Poetry First Book Award 2013.
She is the editor of two poetry collections, Best of Kore Press Poetry 2012 (Kore Press, 2013) and Writing Out of the Darkness, An Anthology of Poetry by Refugees in Transition.
Her poems have appeared in Three Penny Review, Poppy Road Review, Burningword Literary Journal, Rumble Fish Quarterly, SWWIM, Ekphrastic Review, Weaving the Terrain Anthology, Dos Gatos Press, Autumnal: A Collection of Elegies: audio publication and Poets for Peace chapbook, to name a few. She is a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee.
Ann Dernier grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. She holds
a BA from the University of Arizona and an MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. She also studied at the University of New Orleans Ezra Pound Center for Literature at Brunnenburg, Dorf Tirol, Italy and has been an artist-in-residence at the Assets4Artist at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA for the last four years.
She served as a juried artist on the Arizona Commission
on the Arts Artist Roster and was director of The Tucson Writers’ Project at the Tucson-Pima Public Library for nearly 20 years.
She is managing editor at Kore Press Institute and lives in Tucson, Arizona.