Alum Anna Journey Featured in VCU News

May 19, 2017

An interview with alumna Anna Journey (MFA/Poetry '07) is featured in the May 17 issue of VCU News. Journey attracted international news when she discovered an unpublished poem, "Ennui," by Sylvia Plath. "Ennui" was published in November 2006 in the English department's online literary journal, Blackbird.

Journey continues to attract attention for her writing, drawing praise from such luminaries as film director David Lynch, who called Journey's poetry "really magical," and the poet Erin Belieu, who stated that Journey "brings me surprise after surprise in language so vivid, peculiar, truthful, and moving, that I gulp the poems down, a glutton for their strange energies and observations."

Journey is the author of the essay collection An Arrangement of Skin (Counterpoint) and three books of poems: The Atheist Wore Goat Silk (LSU Press), Vulgar Remedies (LSU Press) and If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting (U of Georgia Press), which was selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series.

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