Anne-E. Wood is a fiction writer. Her work has appeared in Tin House, The Literary Review, No Tokens, New Letters, The Chicago Quarterly Review, Gargoyle, Fourteen Hills, Agni Online, Other Voices, Karamu Journal, The Licking River Review, and others. Her collection Two if by Sea was published by Fourteen Hills in 2006. She has a BA in Dramatic Arts from Macalester College and an MFA from San Francisco State University. She spent many years as Associate Artistic Director and artist-in-residence at Performing Arts Workshop San Francisco, where she developed curricula and taught theater and writing to incarcerated and homeless youth all over the Bay Area. In New York she has taught Creative Writing at Gotham Writers Workshop and was a frequent performer/contributor at Picasso Machinery, the beloved North Brooklyn underground salon series. She was a recipient of a Yaddo fellowship in 2014. She is currently on the faculty in the Writing Program at Rutgers Newark and has spent the last five years teaching writing for the Rutgers Business School at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China. She is at work on a novel.
"What will strike you first is the sheer energy and muscularity of Wood's prose. This is a book full of wounds, of damage, of mayhem, an unflinching look at the American family, past and present. But read these stories with as much slow care as they were written, and what you will take away - and what will remain a long time after you put this book down - are the very souls (and hearts) of her characters."
- Peter Orner