Why I’m Dreaming in Iambic Pentameter

IMG_0002That’s me, Anna M. Evans, sitting where you’ll often find me, in front of my MacBook. I’m a poet, teacher (West Windsor Art Center, Stockton University) and editor (The Raintown Review, Barefoot Muse Press). As of April 2016, I’m also running for Hainesport Township Committee as a Democrat.

I’m passionate about formal and metrical poetry, hence dreaming in iambic pentameter, especially sonnets, so that often comes up in my blog posts. My book, Sisters & Courtesans, is a book of female historical persona poems, another topic I’ve blogged about quite a bit. I’m an Advisory Board member for the Poetry by the Sea conference, so I blog about that. Finally, I’m involved in working with poetry and Alzheimers, so I talk about that too.

I was born in England, but became a US citizen in 2009, and I live in Hainesport, NJ with my two beautiful daughters, now 18 and 16, a golden retriever, a miniature schnauzer, a cat, a chinchilla, and my long-suffering husband Keba. I’ve lived here for 16 years, so it’s home to me, and I am delighted to be in a position where I can give back by offering myself for public service.

The blog’s archives go back to 2005, so do peruse them if you’ve a mind. Otherwise, please feel welcome to follow this blog and to visit the other sites I maintain on the web. Oh, and if you would like to buy my latest book, Sisters & Courtesans, you can find it on Amazon!