Ann Spiers lives on Vashon Island, Puget Sound, where she is its inaugural poet laureate, steward of the Poetry Post. Her poems appear widely in journals, anthologies, and on- line. Her 2021 publications are Rain Violent (Empty Bowl), Back Cut (Black Heron) and Harpoon (Triple Series, Ravenna). Her chapbooks include What Rain Does (Egress Studio), Bunker Trail (Finishing Line), and Long Climb into Grace (FootHills), The Herodotus Poems (Brooding Heron) and Volcano Blue, Tide Turn, and A Wild Taste (May Day Press). She was awarded writing residences at UW's Whiteley Center, Hedgebrook, and Espy Foundation. She attended the University of Washington, eventually earning a MA in English Lit and Creative Writing with focus on plays and poems.