Ann Dernier

Ann Dernier (she/her/hers), Editor, currently on sabbatical. Ann served Kore in various and significant ways since 2004, from volunteer manuscript reader, to Grrls Literary Activism leader, to editorial midwife. She is the editor of The Best of Kore Press, 2012 Poetry, was director of the Tucson Writers’ Project at the Tucson Public Library, and a juried artist on the Arizona Commission on the Arts Teaching Artist Roster. She received a B.A. from the University of Arizona and an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Her collection, In The Fury (Grey Book Press, 2015), was a finalist for the 2013 Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry and a semi-finalist for the 2013 Crab Orchard Series for Poetry First Book Award. She is currently working on her second book.