Dr Anne Boyer

Elected

2018

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Biography

Anne Boyer is a U.S. poet and essayist. Her poetry books include The Romance of Happy Workers, My Common Heart, and the 2016 CLMP award-winning Garments Against Women.  Her newest book is A Handbook of Disappointed Fate, a collection of ten years of essays, fables, and ephemera, and a memoir of ideas about cancer and its disabling aftermath, The Undying, is forthcoming from FSG (US) and Penguin (UK)  in 2019. Boyer is the winner of the 2018 Cy Twombly Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Art and a 2018 Whiting Award in nonfiction and poetry. She is an Associate Professor of the Liberal Arts at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Judith E. Wilson Poetry fellow at Cambridge University for 2018-2019.