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Ann Struthers' poems have been place winners, honorable mentions, and runners-up, but never the big prize winner. She has two collections and three chapbooks, and her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines including Poetry International, The North American Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry, The Hudson Review, Crab Creek Review, and others. Yaddo and Villa Montalvo both granted her time to write in their facilities.
She has a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa where she studied in the poetry workshops of David Ray, Richard Hugo, and others. She recently retired from teaching American Literature and Creative Writing at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was born and grew up on an isolated Iowa farm, but has traveled widely and won various fellowships. The two fellowships that she most treasures and which enabled her to expand her writing scope were the Fulbright Fellowships at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka for a year, and another Fulbright Fellowship for two years at the University of Aleppo. In Syria, she lived out among the people, and today she weeps at the news every day.
Winning Entry: Long Line Inexorably Moving, April 12, 2016
Contest Won: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest 2016, Honorable Mention, Margaret Reid