Anne Marie Rooney was born and raised in New York City’s Greenwich Village. She went to school in Pittsburgh, then Ithaca. Right now she’s living in New Orleans, where she is a teaching artist.
Her first book, Spitshine, is available from Carnegie Mellon University Press.
She is the author of two chapbooks: The Buff, part of The Cupboard’s pamphlet series, and Shell of an egg in an effort, forthcoming from Birds of Lace.
She has won the Iowa Review Award, the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, the Amy Award, the Greg Grummer Poetry Award, and the So to Speak Poetry Prize.
Her writing has been featured on Verse Daily, Poetry Daily, Lambda Literary, The Feminist Wire, The Awl, and The Huffington Post, as well as in the Best New Poets and Best American Poetry anthologies.
You can read more of her poetry online at Narrative, Typo, La Petite Zine, DIAGRAM, Jellyfish, Devil’s Lake, PANK, Loaded Bicycle, Caketrain, Web Conjunctions, Bayou, Witness, Requited, diode, Abjective, Leveler, Coconut, Octopus, Gigantic Sequins, alice blue, and La Fovea; and some fiction at Two Serious Ladies, summer stock, Sidebrow, Projector, The Cupboard, and Contrary.
She is currently collaborating with her sister, the painter Julia Rooney, as well as Soraya Odishoo, a writer and sound artist.
Here is a body of water.
Anne Marie loves writing postcards. If you want one, click on the picture above, send her your address, and expect a sweet treat delivered direct to your doorstep. Cool.