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Anna’s essays have won top prizes from
Minnesota Review, Los Angeles Review, Ninth Letter, and Dogwood.

If We’re Here Now: Movements Toward the Lyric Essay
Grist,
 9 March 2021
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Half-Skull Days (republication)
Eunoia Review, 21 February 2021
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30 Years of the ADA
The Washington Post, 24 July 2020
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A Brief Encyclopedia of My Mother’s Cancer
Los Angeles Review, Summer 2020
LAR Award for Creative Nonfiction (2018)
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The Punctuation of Full Expression
Waxwing, Summer 2020
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The Path Remains a Thicket: On Friendship & Mentorship
with Mary Cantrell, Vida Cross, and Rachel Hall
Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Summer & Fall 2020
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How To Track Time
District Lit, How To Issue, 2020
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Dispatch from a Pandemic: Orange, CA
Another Chicago Magazine, 13 May 2020
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The Universal Design Ideal
Aeon, 2 April 2019
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Hair Art
After the Art, Spring 2019
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How the Contemporary Cancer Memoir Is Reconfiguring Grief
LitHub, 29 March 2019
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What Does It Mean to Live with a Body That Can’t Be Fixed?
Buzzfeed, 28 September 2018
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Alive and Writing: What Recent Memoirs Reveal about Illness
Entropy, 2 August 2018
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My Mother’s Illusions
Coast Magazine, 15 November 2017
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On Likeness in A Collaboration from NonfictionNow, Reikjavik
Punctuate, 11 October 2017
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On Writing the (Short) Nonfiction Book
A Conversation with Seven Object Lessons Authors
Poets & Writers, 7 September 2017
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How Carrie Fisher’s Space Adventures Helped Define My Generation
MOTTO | Time, 6 January 2017
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Marrying Absurd
Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction
Ninth Letter, Fall/Winter 2016-17
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Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
Grand Prize in Literature
Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry & Prose, 2016
Notable, The Best American Essays 2017
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Weird Love: The Composed Soul
Barrelhouse, 11 February 2016
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My Sorta Spontaneous Vegas Wedding
OZY, 27 November 2015
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The Implant That Helps Fight Cancer
The Atlantic, 13 November 2015
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Encountering Judy Chicago
The Rumpus, 8 March 2015
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The Give and Take of Grief
The Weeklings, 30 January 2015
Notable, The Best American Essays 2016
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The Making of a Suburbanite
Literary Orphans
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Scientific Poetry
Academic Minute, 18 October 2014
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Brilliant People’s Schedules: The Real Story for Women Writers
Huffington Post, 15 April 2014
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Why I Write This, Now
Passages North, 2 January 2014
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