If you have words, you have wealth.
Ann-Chadwell Humphries, author of, “An Eclipse and a Butcher” was selected by Muddy Ford Press for their 2020 Laureate series. Humphries has studied with Nikky Finney, Kwame Dawes, and Ed Madden. She has been profiled in Prairie Schooner and published in Museum of Americana, Kaleidoscope, Poetry Society of South Carolina, Emrys, Jasper, and Fall Lines. As a poetry fellowship finalist, she was a featured poet at Pat Conroy Literary Festival. Due to adult onset blindness, Humphries reads and writes using assistive technology. She considers blindness a gift.
Order your copy of Ann’s poetry book, “An Eclipse and a Butcher.” Special edition copies are available.
Ann Humphries reminds us that whatever we thought we knew, something about the experience could surprise us…Humphries offers little stories in which family, geography, catastrophe, nation are gravities that may push us together or pull us apart…This is a book of resilience and beauty—and love, there is so much love in this book.Ed Madden, Poet Laureate, Columbia, South Carolina
The Gift of Blindness
Ann lost her sight as an adult from the genetic disorder retinitis pigmentosa. Now, Ann considers blindness a gift. She composes her work using assistive technology. Read more…
Watch Ann Recite Poetry Live
Ann captivates audiences with intricate pulses, subtle rhythms, and crafted wind chimes of her poetry. Her poetry readings are as revelatory and delightful as an ocean toe dip in late November. You will want to take her poetry home.Tim Conroy, “Theologies of Terrain”
A Lifelong Learner
Ann grew up in Leakey, Texas and that’s where her lifelong love of poetry started.
Featured in Many Poetry Journals
Ann’s work has been featured in numerous poetry journals and earned her respected awards.
Living in Columbia
Ann calls Columbia home and shares many happy moments with her husband, kids and grandkids.
Poems and Essays Written with Assistive Technology
Publications and Journals Featuring Ann’s Work
Awards Won for Ann’s Poetry
Ann’s Poetry Book is Now Available
Ann’s collection of poems is now available and is published by Muddy Ford Press. Order your copy of Ann’s poetry book, “An Eclipse and a Butcher.” Special edition copies are available.