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Ann Fisher-Wirth was born in Washington, D. C., and lived as a child in Germany, Pennsylvania, Japan and Berkeley, California. She holds a Ph.D. in English and American literature from Claremont Graduate School. Fisher-Wirth has held Fulbrights to Switzerland and Sweden. She has taught at the University of Mississippi since 1988. Her scholarly work includes William Carlos Williams and Autobiography: The Woods of His Own Nature (Penn State University Press, 1989). Known for her poetry's focus on environmental themes and issues, she is a co-editor with Laura-Gray Street of The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity University Press, 2013).

Fisher-Wirth's books of poems include Blue Window (Archer Books, 2003), Five Terraces (Wind Publications, 2005), Carta Marina (Wings Press, 2009), and Dream Cabinet (Wings Press, 2012), and the chapbooks The Trinket Poems, Walking Wu-Wei's Scroll, Slide Shows, and First, earth. She has received a Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, the Rita Dove Poetry Award, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Award, two Mississippi Arts Commission Poetry Fellowships, and fourteen Pushcart nominations. She has been awarded residencies at The Mesa Refuge, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Hedgebrook, and CAMAC. A fellow of the Black Earth Institute, she was Anne Spencer Poet in Residence at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia, in April 2017.

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