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ABOUT ANN E. WALLACE

Ann E. Wallace, PhD, writes of life with illness, motherhood, and other everyday realities of life in America. Her debut poetry collection, Counting by Sevens, is forthcoming from Main Street Rag in August, 2019 and is now available for preorder. Individual poems and prose pieces have recently appeared in a variety of literary journals, including Wordgathering, Snapdragon, The Literary Nest, Juniper, Literary Mama, and Rogue Agent.  Her work has also been included in recent collections on sexual assault and women's writing.

In her scholarly writing, she specializes in illness narratives, traumatic memory and community formation, as well as composition theory -- including the overlaps between teaching college writing and inviting students to bear witness to the world around them. Her work has appeared in Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy; Come Weep with Me: Loss and Mourning in the Writings of Caribbean Women WritersThe Fiction Of Toni Morrison: Reading and Writing on Race, Culture, and Identity; and Women’s Health Activism: Rhetorical Ingenuity for the 21st Century, a collection forthcoming from Routledge.

She grew up in a large family in a waterfront town in Massachusetts, and then migrated to New Jersey to study art in college and never left. She completed a Masters in Women's Studies at Rutgers University and her doctorate in English at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York. She currently lives in Jersey City, NJ where she is an English professor at New Jersey City University.