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Anna Lena Phillips Bell; photo by Allie Mullin

Anna Lena Phillips Bell is the author of Ornament, winner of the 2016 Vassar Miller Poetry Prize. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia, Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing within the Anthropocene, Gracious: Contemporary Poems in the Twenty-first Century South, and Big Energy Poets: Ecopoetry Thinks Climate Change. Her work under the imprint To Do in the New Year includes A Pocket Book of Forms, a limited-edition, travel-sized prosody guide, and Forces of Attention, objects designed to help people use screened devices as they wish. The recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in literature, she teaches at UNC Wilmington, where she is editor of Ecotone and Lookout Books. She lives with her family near the Cape Fear River, and calls ungendered Appalachian square dances in North Carolina and beyond.

2019 Events
Big Energy Poets: Writing Climate Change Workshop