Author: Anna Lena Phillips Bell
Anna Lena Phillips Bell is the author of Ornament, winner of the Vassar Miller Poetry Prize. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in the Southern Review, 32 Poems, and Quarterly West. Her artist’s books and broadsides, including the poetry guide A Pocket Book of Forms, have appeared in exhibitions at Asheville Bookworks and Abecedarian Gallery. She is the recipient of grants and scholarships from the North Carolina Arts Council, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and UNC Wilmington’s Center for Teaching Excellence. She teaches at UNCW, where she is editor of Ecotone and Lookout Books, and calls Appalachian square dances in North Carolina and beyond. More about her work is here.