Ann grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and received her BA from the University of Virginia. She then headed west to Salt Lake City to earn an MFA at the University of Utah, and returned east to teach Middle School at Counterpane Montessori School just south of Atlanta. Five years later she and her husband, Allen Rein, moved -- fairly impulsively -- to Chicago, where they are now raising their two children, Hannah and Joshua. For ten summers she returned to Charlottesville to teach at the The Young Writers Workshop, a residential writing program for high schoolers. Her poems have appeared in many literary journals including Crab Orchard Review, Iris, North American Review, Orion, Prairie Schooner, and The Seattle Review. She lives in the Chicago area, and teaches at Chiaravalle Montessori School. As her picture indicates, she is cold most of the time.
To contact Ann for readings or workshops, or for any reason at all, you can reach her at ann[at]annhudson[dot]net.