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poet , English educator

Ann C. Townsend, American poet, English educator. Recipient Gerald Cable prize Silverfish Review Press, 1997, Discovery prize The Nation, 1994, James Dickey prize 2004; grantee Ohio Arts Council, 1996, National Education Association, 2003-2004; fellow in poetry Bread Loaf Writers Conference, 1998. Member Associate Writers Programs, Poets and Writers, Academy American Poets, Poetry Society Am.

Background

Townsend, Ann C. was born on December 5, 1962 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Richard C. and Joan G. (Dorgan) McMullen.

Education

Bachelor English, Denison University, 1985. Master of Arts English, Ohio State University, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy English, Ohio State University, 1991.

Career

Assistant professor Denison University, Granville, Ohio, 1993—1998, associate professor, 1999—2006, professor, since 2006. Director Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writer's Workshop, Denison University, 1996-2002. Poetry reader Carnegie-Mellon University, Westminster College, West Virginia University, University South Dakota, Kent State University, Ohio State University, 92d St. Y, New York, St. Louis Poetry Center, other schools and programs.

Works

Membership

Member Associate Writers Programs, Poets and Writers, Academy American Poets, Poetry Society Am.

Connections

Married David A. Baker, July 19, 1987. 1 child, Katherine Girard Baker.

father:
Richard C. McMullen

mother:
Joan G. (Dorgan) McMullen

spouse:
David A. Baker

child:
Katherine Girard Baker Townsend