is the author of In the Fury (Grey Book Press, 2015), a finalist for the Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize and a semi-finalist for the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award.
As managing editor at Kore Press, she worked with the Kore team to bring over 30 titles to publication during her tenure. She is currently on sabbatical while she completes her second collection.
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 holds a BA from the University of Arizona and an MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. She studied at the University of New Orleans Ezra Pound Center for Literature at Brunnenburg, Dorf Tirol, Italy. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Assets4Artist at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA since 2015.
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.