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About the Artist

Annette Spaulding-Convy (Kingston) is a poet and editor. Her full length collection, In Broken Latin, was published by the University of Arkansas Press as a finalist for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize. Her chapbook, In the Convent We Become Clouds, won the 2006 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She was chosen for the 2011 Jack Straw Writer's Program. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Crab Orchard Review and in the International Feminist Journal of Politics, among others. She is co-founder and co-editor of Two Sylvias Press, which has published the first eBook anthology of contemporary women's poetry, Fire On Her Tongue. Annette is the past co-editor of the literary journal, Crab Creek Review. Originally from Northern California, Annette currently lives in a small community on Puget Sound.

Annette received a 2006 GAP to provide time to write and defray costs associated with looking for a publisher. The writer is currently working on completing a full-length poetry manuscript entitled In The Convent We Become Clouds which is centered on six years the writer spent as a Roman Catholic nun: “My poems explore the themes of modern women working within a patriarchal and outdated institution, self image, religious institution in conflict with society and pop-culture, the natural sexual tensions inherent in a celibate lifestyle, and re-integration into secular society,” says Annette of her poems.

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