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, Autumnal: A Collection of Elegies:
audio publication, (Kore Press, 2012) Poets for Peace, chapbook,
Women’s Voices Against the War, Broadside, Kore Press,
Let “O” Stand For the Great Blue Heron, Broadside, Casa Libre en Solano; Invisible City Project, On The Plaza Between, voice & text for Invisible City Project video; I Have Grown Accustomed Too, Post & Bind Project, Kore Press & UA Poetry Center Festival, to name a few.
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.
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
She is managing editor at Kore Press and lives in Tucson, Arizona.