Ann Folwell Stanford earned a BA in English from Hollins College, an MA and PhD in English from University of North
Carolina - Chapel Hill, and an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College Program for Writers. Her specializations include prison literature, incarcerated women’s writing, poetry, creative writing, African American literature, and literature and medicine. She is a member of the
Modern Language Association, Midwest Modern Language Association, and Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
Her recent publications include:
Women, Writing and Prison: Activists, Scholars, and Writers Speak Out, co-edited with Tobi Jacobi, 2014, Rowman and Littlefield.
Note from Solitary (poem, forthcoming from Blue Mesa Review, Summer 2008).
The Psalmist David Composes Lines from a Cell in Cook County Jail, Michigan State Quarterly Review(Summer 2006).
"Lit by Each Others Light: Women, Incarceration and Writing (book
chapter, forthcoming summer 2008 Univ. Calif Press, Berkeley).
Where Love Flies Free: Women, Home, and Writing in Cook County Jail, Psychological, Political, and Cultural Meanings of Home. Eds. Mechtild Hart and Miriam Ben-Yoseph. Binghampton,NY, 2005. (Published simultaneously in Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community).
"Where Love Flies Free: Women, Home, and Writing in Cook County Jail, (forthcoming in Women and Prison: An Online Toolkit for Resistance, Eds. Salome Chasnoff and Joanne Archibald.
Bodies in a Broken World: Women Novelists of Color and the Politics of Medicine, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2003.
“Death is a Skipped Meal Compared to This: Food and Hunger in Toni Morrison’s Beloved. Scenes of the Apple: Appetite, Desire, Writing in 19th and 20th Century Women’s Writing, eds. Tamar Heller and Patricia Moran, 2003.