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Ann Campanella

Ann Campanella / Writer

 Formerly a magazine and newspaper editor, Ann Campanella turned to creative writing to nourish her soul. She was honored to receive the Poet Laureate Award twice from the North Carolina Poetry Society and to be selected for the Blumenthal Readers & Writers Series by the North Carolina Writers’ Network. Her poetry collection, What Flies Away, published by Main Street Rag, received second place in the 2007 Oscar Arnold Young Competition for the best book of poetry in North Carolina. In 2008, she collaborated with Terri Wolfe and Louise Rockwell in the publishing and presentation of Riding Out: Poems of Grief and Redemption. In the spring of 2009, her chapbook, Young & Ripe, was published.
Ann’s writing has appeared in local and national publications and anthologies such as Chelsea, Crucible, Earth and Soul, Iris, Kakalak, Main Street Rag, Pembroke, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry and the bestselling A Cup of Comfort series. Her poems, “Six Days on the Road” and “Mid February,” were featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. She has a degree in English Literature from Davidson College and lives on a small horse farm with her husband and daughter.

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