Ann Lauinger was born in New York City and is currently a member of the Literature Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. Ann’s first book, Persuasions of Fall (University of Utah Press, 2004), won the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry.
Her poems have appeared in publications such as The Cincinnati Review, Hotel Amerika, Hunger Mountain, The Missouri Review, Measure, Parnassus: Poetry in Review, The Same, Smartish Pace, The Southern Poetry Review, and Zone 3.
Her work has also been anthologized in Decomposition (Lost Horse Press), The Bedford Introduction to Literature (Bedford St. Martins), Poetry Daily Essentials, 2007 (Sourcebooks), and In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare (University of Iowa).
She has been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Martha Stewart Living Radio. A member of the Slapering Hol Press Advisory Committee, she lives in Ossining, NY.
Winner of the 2012 Vernice Quebodeaux Poetry Prize for Women with her book Against Butterflies.