Creative Writing and Literary Arts
MFA, Warren Wilson College; BA, St Mary's College of Maryland
Anne is a former nurse, a writer, and an educator whose work has been published in literary and medical journals here and abroad. Her work has been anthologized in collections such as The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology, Where Books Fall Open, and Sustenance & Desire. She was also the recipient of the 2002 and 2005 Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is currently working on a third collection of poems, The Empress of Longing, and a memoir, Deep Dixie: A Southerner's Take on Life, Love, Friendship, Romance, Faith, and Coming-of-Age Among Southern Baptists.
| ||Flying Out with the Wounded|
This collection of poems is striking in its powerful representation of humanity and its dramatic use of language. Anne Caston explores the inner recesses of the human mind and body, delving into the murky shadows where individuals fear to tread. The poems consider the nature of death, love, brutality, friendship, and much more.
| ||Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets|
For poetry enthusiasts, readers interested in Northwest literature, younger poets looking for outstanding poets in the region, and students of creative writing, Long Journey offers a rich view of the poetry of our time and place. Featuring the works of poets from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana.
| ||Judah's Lion|
As a former nurse, Anne Caston offers poems that wrestle with what it takes to live--fully human and humane--with a capacity for mercy and compassion in a world where she has watched, first-hand the sufferings and death of those who have come into her care. Caston never looks away from tragedy, but perhaps even more astonishing, manages to hope in the face of it with the full knowledge of what can and will happen in our lives.