Three Poems

By Annie Virginia
1. The Sound of Roots
Headshot of Annie Virginia

Annie Virginia has her BA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. She transitioned out of her role as a high school English and Creative Writing teacher in order to pursue her MFA. Currently, she is working as a Community Educator, teaching relationship abuse prevention to middle schoolers. Annie Virginia’s work may be found in The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The Legendary, The Literary Bohemian, Cactus Heart, and decomP, as well as in the anthologies The Queer South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014) and A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2017). Her work was nominated by Broad! for a Pushcart Prize, was a semifinalist in the 2018 Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize, a semifinalist in the 2018 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize, and was awarded the 2018 Rita Dove Poetry Prize by the Center for Women Writers. This year, she was awarded fellowships from Brooklyn Poets and Writers in Paradise. You may find her interview as a Brooklyn Poets Poet of the Week at

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