Ann Townsend is the author of two collections of poetry: The Coronary Garden (2005) and Dime Store Erotics (1998), and is the editor (with David Baker) of Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (2008). Her poems have appeared in such magazines as Poetry, The Paris Review, The Nation, Witness, The Georgia Review, and many others. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, an Individual Artist’s grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and a Discovery Prize from The Nation. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, including The Pushcart Prize XX, The New Young American Poets, American Poetry: The Next Generation, and The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology. She is Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Denison University.