Anne Shaw is the author of Dido in Winter (Persea 2014) and Undertow, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize (Persea 2007).
poems and reviews have appeared in Harvard Review, Denver Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, The Los Angeles Review,
Barrow Street, and New American Writing. She has also been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and From the Fishouse.
     A graduate of Yale and George Mason University, Shaw also holds an MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.
     She and her pit bull enjoy scaring small children and eating chicken bones from under picnic tables.

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: POEMS. Persea Books, 2013 (Forthcoming).
    UNDERTOW: Poems. Persea Books, 2007. Winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize.

    Poetry in Magazines"
    VOLT, "Poetry is a waste of time."  (Forthcoming).
    Guernica, “I Go for a Walk in the Evening While the Body Stays at Home.” (August 2015).
    Drunken Boat. "Other People's Dreams." (Vol. 22, 2015).
    Salt Hill, “Prayer.” (Vol. 35, 2015).
    Rogue Agent. "On Being Called Tiny for the Umpteenth Time."  (Issue Seven, October 2015).
    Kettle Blue Review. "Abridgement" and "Nest." (Issue 2.2).
    Denver Quarterly. 2 poems. (Vol 49, No.3).
    Iron Horse Literary Review. "Storm." (Vol. 17, No. 1).
    Denver Quarterly. "Forensic Scene 1," from Rough Ground.
    Crazyhorse. "Outage."
    Greensboro Review. "Dido in Winter." (Vol. 94, Spring 2014).
    Water~Stone Review. "What You Can See from Here." (Vol. 16, 2013).

    Mid-American Review. "At Loyola Beach." (Vol XXXIV, No. 1).

    Hotel Amerika. "On the Obsolescence of Prayer," "What To Ask For, How To See," and "could there be a kind of tether." (Vol. 10, No. 2).  
    Fourteen Hills, "New Empiricism." (Vol. 19, No. 1, 2013).
    Sonora Review. "planetarium." (Issue 61, 2013).
    Prairie Schooner, "Pushing 40." (Winter 2012).
    Harvard Review. "Consumption." (No. 42, 2012).

    Floating Bridge Review. "Chrysanthemum" and "As You Read on A Beach in Greece." (No.5).
    Kenyon Review Online, "Small Bang Theory." (Fall 2012).
    Verse Wisconsin. "Cold March." (October 2012).
    First Book Interview.  (Fall 2012).
    West Branch Wired
, "Interval" and "Beatification." (Spring 2012).
    "Interval" is also an LED installation, viewable here.
    Massachusetts Review. "Harmonic." (Summer 2012).
    Diode. "bird & hand" and "Dear Imperfect Stranger."
(Vol. 5, No. 2, Winter 2012)  
    American Letters & Commentary. "Seven Immi(a)nent." (Issue 23, 2012).
    New American Writing, "Apologia," and "Pidgin," (Vol 30, 2012).
    Indiana Review. "And After." (33.2, Winter 2011).
    Denver Quarterly, "Switch." (Vol. 46, No. 3).
    Vinyl Poetry. "Raveling," In Motion."
    Crab Orchard Review. "Self Portrait as Dido," "Bougainvillea." (Vol. 16, No.1).
    Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. "Ransom." (No. 49, 2011).
    Inter | rupture. "Night in the Formal Garden" and "Forage." (Issue 2, 2011).
    Horse Less Review. "Airplane Poem." (No. 9, 2011).
    Literary Imagination. "Voyeurism." (2011).
    We Are So Happy to Know Something. "Afternoon Traffic and Weather." (Issue 2).
    Artifice. "Wind Advisory." (Issue 3).  
    Meridian. "Annunciation," "This Hope." (Issue 26, January 2011). "City You Won't Come Back To." (February 6, 2011).
    O Sweet Flowery Roses.  "subzero," Birthday Poem," "Aubade," "Oculus." (January 18, 2011).
    Copper Nickel. "[bone in, bone out]," "[ghost river]" (15).
    Barrow Street. "What She Sees When She Hushes." (Fall / Winter 2010).
    Verse Daily,  "City You Won't Come Back To."
New Orleans Review. "City You Won't Come Back To." (Vol. 36, No 1).
    TYPO. "Song." (Issue 14).   
    Konundrum Engline Literary Review.
"Onanism," "Elegy IV."

    Bellingham Review. "Three Elegies" and "Fourth Grade Foyer." (Spring 2010, Vol. XXXIII, Issue 62).
    Aufgabe. "Bleat." (No. 9, 2010).
    Black Warrior Review. "Invitation." (Issue 36.2, Spring/Summer 2010).
    Green Mountains Review.
"New Deal." (Vol XXII, No. 2, Winter 2009).

    Drunken Boat. "Grief Street" and "Khao Lak Paradise Resort."  (No. 11, 2010).  
    Tuesday: An Art Project. "Shatter and Thrust as A Series of Silver Gelatin Prints." (3:2, Fall 2009).
    Verse. "Absence of Assignable," October 30, 2009.
    Verse. "Unruly Clock," October 19, 2009.
    Verse. "Another Art House Movie," October 9, 2009.
    Beloit Poetry Journal. "Thoreau Dying." (Vol. 60, No.1, Fall 2009).
    Subtropics. "Hobble." (Issue 8, Spring/Summer 2009).
    Cimarron Review. "Cyclops Family Album." (Issue 167, Spring 2009).   
    The Journal. “Take.” (Autumn/Winter, 2008).
    Literal Lattè. "The Supper Star." (November, 2008).
    New Ohio Review. "Damn the Manacle." (Issue 4, Fall 2008).
    The Laurel Review. “Catacomb.” (Winter 2008).
    Court Green. “Hive.” (Issue 5, 2008).
    Gulf Coast. “Hymn.”  (Vol. 20, No. 1, Winter 2007).
    Natural Bridge.  “The Visions at Lascaux.” (Spring 2006).
    New American Writing.  “Aegean,” “Shibboleth.” (Spring/Summer 2005).
    Fell Swoop. “Darkness.” (No. 69, Spring 2004).
    gam. Excerpts from "Survival School." (No. 1, Fall 2003).
    Hayden's Ferry Review. "In Medias Res." (Vol. 32, Spring/Summer 2003).
    Twenty-Six. "Trans/parence."  (Issue B, April 2003).
    The Wallace Stevens Journal. "The Burden of What Flickered in the Light." (Spring 2002).
    The Cresset.  "Staying On." (Pentecost 2001); "Crossing to Chebeague." (Lent 2002).
    Crania. "After Having Been Put to Bed" and "The Cipher."  (Issue 11, Winter 2000).
    Mobius. "The Evolution of Loss."  (Vol. 15, Fall-Winter 2000).
    Phoebe. "Enumeration" and "Lineage. "  (Vol. 28, Spring 1999).
    The Sandhill Review. "Demeter Sings the Blues," "Mariana's Revenge," "The X-Ray."  (Vol. X, 1997).
    Fractal. "The Visitation."   (Vol. 7, Spring 1997).
    Aurora. "O." (Spring 1993).   

    Poetry in Anthologies

    "Hymn" and "Discoverie of Witchcraft." Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion and Spirituality, Sibling Rivalry Press,        
    “Haunch." Dogs Singing, Forthcoming.
    "Dido to the Little Matchgirl." A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry, Forthcoming.
    "City You Won't Come Back To."  Verse Daily.  
    "Shibboleth.” Innovative Poetry in English 2005/2006: The PIP (Project for Innovative Poetry) Gertrude Stein Awards.  Ed. Douglas Messerli.    
Integer Press, 2010.
    “Precipice.” Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar, 2008. Eds. Jeannie Bergmann and Richard Roe. Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, 2008.
    “Hibiscus” and “Cold Spring.” I’m Home. Ed. Ann Wells. iUniverse Press, 2005.
    “Formulary for a Winter Landscape.” Wisconsin Poets' Calendar, 2004. Eds. Alice D’Alessio and Jackie Langeteig. Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets,


     From the Ground Up: Thoughts on Sustainability. Spring 2012.
     Tsunami Relief in Thailand. Chronicle of volunteer work. Summer 2005.


     Poetry: Art of Words. Plymouth MA, March 2016.
City Lit Books, Chicago IL, 2015.
     Denver Quarterly / NewAmerican Writing @ Sole Repair, AWP Seattle, February 26, 2014.
     Pace University, Pleasantville NY, February 6, 2014.
     Small Animal Project, Cambridge MA, February 5, 2014.    
     WomanMade Gallery, Chicago IL, February 2, 2014.
     Poets & Pints, Grand Rapids MI, January 19, 2014.
     MFAW Final Reading, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, May 13, 2014.
     Penn Book Center, Philadelphia PA, December 7, 2013.
     University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucson AZ, July 22, 2013.
     Grin City Pop-Up Gallery, Grinnell IA, June 1, 2013.
     Red Rover, Chicago IL, April 20, 2013.
     Ipsento, Chicago IL, Feb 14, 2013.
     Celebrating Lexi Rudnitsky: An Evening of Poetry, McNally Jackson Books, NYC, December 13, 2012.

     Wisconsin Festival of the Book, Madison WI, Nov 10, 2012.
     Featherless #18, Stories Books, Los Angeles CA, August 10, 2012.
     Cloudburst, Milwaukee WI. July 15, 2012.
     Dollhouse Reading Series, Chicago IL. June 15, 2012.
     P Fanatics, Chicago IL. March 11, 2012.
     Bang Bang Pie, Chicago IL, March 8, 2012.
     Rogers Park Poetry Reading: Amadillo's Pillow Bookstore, Offsite reading at AWP, Chicago IL, March 2012.
     Wit Rabbit Reading Series,  Chicago IL, December 6, 2011.  
     Myopic Books, Chicago IL, Oct 1, 2011. 
     Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL, Oct 9, 2011. 
     Collaborative Recital with Robert McClure at Rice University, Houston TX, Oct 13, 2011.
     Prairie Lights Books. Iowa City IA, July 22, 2011.
      BONK! Racine WI, July 23, 2011.
      Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo MI, April 16, 2011.     
ive and in Color! South Bend, IN, April 15, 2011.
      Lightning Flash Poetry Reading with Four Way Books and Persea Books, AWP, Washington, DC, Feb 3, 2011.

     Pocket Lab Reading Series, Minneapolis MN, January 6, 2011.
     All Small Caps, Wendell MA, November 29, 2010.
     Beloit Collge, Beloit WI, November 15, 2010.
     Celebration of the Liberal Arts, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge NH, October 2010.
     Slash Pine Press Poetry Hike, Tuscaloosa AL, Sept 18, 2010.
     Small Animal Project, Cambridge MA, May 8, 2010.
     Symposium Books, Providence RI, May 7, 2010.
     Featured Reader, Toadstool Books, Peterborough NH, April 17, 2010.
     Counterpath Books / Drunken Boat / Guernica / Persea Books / Pool Performance, AWP, Denver CO, April 7, 2010.
     DoubleCross Press / Lame House Press / Slash Pine Press Poetry Marathon, AWP, Denver CO, April 7, 2010.
     Featured Reader, Publicly Complex Reading Series, Providence RI, Feb 6, 2010.
     BONK! Reading and Performance Series, Racine WI, June 27, 2009.
     Resident Reading Series, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT, May 26, 2009.
     Babylon Salon Reading Series, San Francisco CA, December 6, 2008.
     Featured Reader, University of Wisconsin Poetry Series, Madison WI, November 20, 2008.
     Featured Reader, Wisconsin Festival of the Book, A Room of One’s Own Bookstore, Madison WI, October 19, 2008.
     Celebration of the Liberal Arts, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH. Sept 25, 2008.
     Book Release Reading, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee WI, May 7, 2008.
     Featured Reader, Prairie Chicken Festival and Literary Bash, April 2008.   
     Featured Reader, Avol’s Book Shop, April 2008.
     Featured Reader, Carthage College, March 2008. Visiting Writers Series.
     McNally Robison Books Poetry Reading, NYC, 2008, January 2008. Indie Press Series Reading, Persea Books.
     Blue Parlor Reading Series, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, August 2006.
     Faculty Reading with Andrew Feld, Carthage College, October 2004.
     Featured Reader, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee WI, April 2004.
     Woodland Pattern Annual Poetry Marathon, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WI, January 2001, '02, '03, '04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ‘08.
     Featured Reader, Canterbury Books Poetry Reading, Madison WI, April 2002.
     Urban Voice Reading Series, Woodland Pattern Book Center, April 2002.
     "Spiritual Bodies." Poetry/Video Performance Art for Poetry Theater. George Mason University, April 1998.
     Borders Books Poetry Reading. Fairfax, VA, April 1997.
     Lannan Fellows Poetry Reading. Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC, February 1997.
     Featured Reader, Candid Yak Reading Series. George Mason University, October 1997.

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