Anna Evans
October 2014


Anna Evans Anna M. Evansí poems have appeared in the Harvard Review, Atlanta Review, Rattle, American Arts Quarterly, and 32 Poems. She gained her MFA from Bennington College, and is the Editor of the Raintown Review. Recipient of Fellowships from the MacDowell Artists' Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and winner of the 2012 Rattle Poetry Prize Readers' Choice Award, she currently teaches at West Windsor Art Center and Richard Stockton College of NJ. Her new sonnet collection, Sisters & Courtesans, is available from White Violet Press. Visit her online at

Statement of Poetics

People like my poetry, and those people aren't always poets either. I think the fact that people enjoy reading my work is more important (and more likely to mean my poems have a chance of lasting a hundred years or so) than being the formal poetry establishment's darling. Iím way too liberal for that anyway. But seriously, if youíre going to write a book like Sisters & Courtesans, you canít do it half-heartedly or in a politically correct fashion. It would be dull! Furthermore, this book is about the inadequacy of dichotomies, and I have a European abhorrence of absolutes. Iím all about spectrum theory. And I want to be read and remembered. Much of everything I do is about believing in these simple things.


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