About Ann

As a girl in rural Texas, Ann competed in poetry recitation. After retirement, she started to write through community classes. Now she takes graduate poetry classes at the University of South Carolina and online classes through the University of Iowa, University of Pennsylvania and Hadley Institute for the Blind. She reads and writes her work using assistive technology.

Muddy Ford Press selected Ann as the second in their Laureate series and published her first book of poems—Cindi Boiter, publisher; Ed Madden, editor.

Ann-Chadwell Humphries is a poet of many eclipses – celestial, such as the unexpected ‘metallic light’ beheld with solar glasses, but also eclipses of vision as her sight was lost later in life to the ravages of a recessive gene. And though these poems beautifully document that loss and its attendant difficulties, An Eclipse is the record of a woman who see with her entire being.

Nickole Brown, author of Fanny Says and Jessica Jacobs, author of Take Me With You, Wherever You’re Going
This photo of Ann is from My Heart is Not Blind, a collection of stunning portraits and essays of people with vision loss taken by photographer Michael Nye and published by Trinity University Press.
This photo of Ann is from My Heart is Not Blind, a collection of stunning portraits and essays of people with vision loss taken by photographer Michael Nye and published by Trinity University Press.

What’s Ann Up to Now?

Ann and two other writers presented at Clemson’s Conference for Women on “Poetry as Metaphor for Leadership,” which they plan to publish. Ann was recently profiled in the March issue of Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. In the past two months, she has had poems published in two literary journals and won a poetry contest in humor.