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Anne Higgins's Biography

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Emmitsburg MD
Aug 2009

Anne Higgins teaches English and Theology at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg Maryland. She is a member of the Daughters of Charity, and is a graduate of Saint Joseph College, Emmitsburg, the Johns Hopkins University, and the Washington Theological Union. She has had about ninety poems published, in Yankee, Commonweal, Spirituality and Health, The Melic Review, The Centrifugal Eye, and a variety of small magazines. She has given poetry readings at local bookstores and colleges, and was invited to give a reading at the Art and Soul Conference at Baylor University in February of 2001, and at the Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing in 2002. Garrison Keillor read one of the poems from her first book on his show THE WRITER'S ALMANAC on Oct.8, 2001.  Her poem,"The Daruma Doll," was published in Letters to the World-Poems from the WOM-PO Listserv, in 2008.

 She has published three book of poetry: At the Year's Elbow, Mellen Poetry Press in 2000, and republished by Wipf and Stock in 2006; Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky,  Plain View Press 2007, and a chapbook ,Pick It Up and Read, Finishing Line Press 2008.

A fourth , a chapbook called How the Hand Behaves, is forthcoming from Finishing Line in the fall of 2009.

Interests & Hobbies

Reading, Birding, Gardening