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 recent poetry in 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. 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.

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 reader for Get Fresh Books, and as a Board member, writing mentor, and grant-writer for Poetry Heals. As a freelancer, I offer editing, proof-reading, mentoring, and writing services. This year, I’m expanding my work to include Tarot and astrology readings, a podcast (eeeek!!! happy dance!), a new literary journal, and teaching poetry and translation workshops, among other things. 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. 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, cussing, rain, Carolina basketball, baking, movies, craft beer, and Malbecs. (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