Lannan Writer in Residence Ann Townsend reads at the Marfa Book Company on Saturday, November 8th at 6 pm.

Ann Townsend was born in Pittsburgh, raised in Pennsylvania and New Orleans, and earned her BA from Denison University and her MA and PhD in English literature from The Ohio State University.

Townsend’s collections of poetry include Dime Store Erotics (1998) and The Coronary Garden (2005). With her husband, the writer and scholar David Baker, she editedRadiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (2007) and released the chapbook Holding Katherine (1996). She has written two additional chapbooks, Modern Love (1995) andThe Braille Woods (1997).