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My writing has appeared in Jellyfish Review, Spilled Milk, phoebe, Contrary Magazine, jubilat, and elsewhere. I am a Pushcart Prize nominee and former James Merrill House fellow. In the late 1990s, I was one of two lead singers for the all-women, double-bass, no-guitar, make-your-ears-bleed punk band, Chickita. We released two 7 inches: “Eat When Soft to the Touch” and “Karen Learns about Our Nation.” 

A sober, punk rock, yogi feminist with a soft spot for sloths, I live in the suburbs of New York with my husband and daughter. I have an MFA in fiction from University of Wisconsin–Madison, and many eons ago, I graduated from Harvard University with a BA in English & American Literature, with an emphasis on 20th-century novel. My senior thesis, “Siblings and Burial Rites in The Sound and the Fury and Beloved,” explored how the characters Denver and Quentin grapple with the pain and grief of their families' past and America's violent history.

p.s. Lord help me, I enjoy Twitter. If you feel so inclined, come find me:
@_anna_potter

Selected Works