author photo Ann Davenport croppedI’m a writer, translator, mentor, editor, intuitive, and devotee of fresh bread. I love bread almost as much as I love words.

I’ve hand-published three chapbooks: ends & beginnings (2000), riparian (2003), and love (2007). You can find my poetry in Entropy, Bird’s Thumb, The Stillwater Review, Adanna Literary Journal, and Digging through the Fat, and my critical writing in Pleiades: Literature in Context, Adanna Literary Journal, and Run & Tell That Reviews.

My BA in Creative Writing (Poetry) comes from Sarah Lawrence College, and I earned a dual MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University. My pronouns are she/they.

I am rock-star-lucky to translate the work of Martiniquan-Bretagnan poet José Le Moigne.

My poem “sight-blind” received a Pushcart Prize nomination.

And I’ve edited two anthologies — 50/50: Poems and Translations by Womxn over 50, and Poetry Heals: Collected Poems from Poetry and Pottery.

As co-founder of Pogatry™ (with the amazing Kirsten Akens), I love to help writers and yogis get out of their heads and onto the mat with a blank page. I also serve as the Executive Editor of QuillsEdge Press, as a layout designer for Get Fresh Books, and as a Board member, writing mentor, and grant-writer for Poetry Heals. Last year I founded an online literary journal called Terra Preta Review. As a freelancer, I offer editing, proof-reading, mentoring, translation, and writing services. I also offer Tarot and astrology readings. And I just started pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling so I can become a therapist who uses writing as a healing modality.

Life is never boring.

I believe that, as Kahlil Gibran said, work is love made visible. I find immense joy in helping others, which is why I’ve spent a couple decades working for non-profits and am now working to become a licensed therapist. I’m beyond excited to create my own structure here to support writers and other creatives.

Other loves, in random order: reading, learning new languages, intersectional social justice, raising my daughters to be unapologetic badasses, living in Colorado, photography, hiking, cussing, rain, Carolina basketball, baking, movies, animals, craft beer, and Pinot Noirs. (This is not a complete list.) I am possibly the world’s most avid yet terrible gardener. Don’t ask me to landscape your yard. Ask me to edit your manuscript. We’ll all be a lot happier and the world will be a more beautiful place.

Photo credit: Roberto Carlos Garcia