Since leaving her hometown of Utica, New York, in 2004, Anne Marie (she | they) has called several places across the country and globe "home." She is a proud queer person navigating the world with a chronic illness.
Anne Marie's debut collection of poetry, Survived By: A Memoir in Verse + Other Poems, debuted through Curious Corvid Publishing in April of 2023.
Her chapbook, Mother, (v), won the 2023 Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Contest and is scheduled for publication in March 2024.
She won the 2023 Jackson Hole Poetry Box Contest, the 2023 DC Public Library Haiku Contest, the 2023 Maryland Writer's Association Poetry Contest, and was one of 120 poets long-listed out of 15,000 entries for the international Erbacce Prize. She was long-listed for the inaugural Kari Ann Flickinger Memorial Literary Prize, was long-listed for the 2023 DISQUIET Literary Prize, was short-listed for the 2023 Let There Be Light Poetry Contest through Valiant Scribe, and Judge's Choice for the Renard Press Kinship Anthology Competition. Her poem, "Cherimoya" was nominated for a 2024 Pushcart Prize.
Anne Marie was a finalist for the inaugural Emma Howell Rising Poet Award, was the winner of the 2021 Crow House Press Poetry Competition, and earned the 2021 Peter K. Hixson Memorial award in poetry, which was presented by Writer's Relief. She received the 2020 Milestone Award presented by Wyoming Writers, Inc., and the 2020 Rising Star Award presented by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. She was a 2021 Wyoming Women of Influence nominee in the arts category for amplifying the voices of the LGBTQ and disabled communities through her writing.
Anne Marie was also selected in 2020 and 2021 as an Editor's Pick poet in the Brain Mill Press National Poetry Month Contest. She was selected to be part of the 2020-2021 Community Literature Initiative poetry publishing program through the Sims Library of Poetry and was invited back as a TA for the 2021-2022 cohort and as an instructor the following year. She was accepted into Passengers Journal's summer 2020 poetry workshop and the 2021 Room Magazine writing mentorship, during which she studied under Téa Mutonji. She has also studied under Megan Falley through Poems That Don't Suck, torrin a. greathouse through The Speakeasy Project and under Natalie Eilbert and I.S. Jones through Brooklyn Poets. She has received support from Capital Storytelling, the Wyoming Arts Council, the Elk River Writers Workshop, and Brooklyn Poets.
Anne Marie's poems and prose have appeared or are slated to appear in Platform Review, The Round Magazine, DASH, Ninth Letter, The Alchemy Literary Journal, Brain Mill Press, Santa Fe Writing Project, The JH Poetry Box, Changing Womxn Collective, Angel City Review, Coastal Shelf, In Parentheses, Lucky Jefferson, Meniscus Journal, Muddy River Poetry Review, Other Worldly Women’s Press, Poets’ Choice, MacGuffin, Passengers Journal, Skylight 47, Turbulence and Coffee, Soliloquies Anthology, Unlimited Literature, Variant Literature, The Voices Project, and others.
Anne Marie graduated in September of 2013 with a master's degree in applied ecology from the Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal. She focused her dissertation on science communication and education and, as part of her dissertation, wrote and published a bilingual children's book, Mamã, porque sou uma ave? / Mommy, Why Am I a Bird? In 2020, Anne Marie and her book were featured on Wyoming PBS's "Storytime with Wyoming Authors" series.
Her memoir, Happy Iceland, won the inaugural 2022 Wanderlust Travel Book contest through Wild Dog Press and is forthcoming.
In 2018, Anne Marie was an inaugural recipient of the Marius P. Hanford IV Award presented by Riot Act Inc. for best new play. In 2019, her plays Miss Snicklefritz’ Murder Mystery and The Door were blindly selected for The Wrights of Wyoming statewide play festival. The Door was published by The Progenitor Art & Literary Journal (2020). Her short play, Strangers, or Les Inconnus was published by Masque & Spectacle (2020), and her short play The Leaf Whisperer: A Work in Progress was selected as part of the 2020 Wrights of Wyoming play festival.
An avid storyteller, Anne Marie has performed in and won several Teton County Library Cabin Fever Story Slams. She was also selected by the world-renowned storytelling organization The Moth to train with storytelling coach Larry Rosen and perform in the 2019 Moth Main Stage event in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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