Annie Boutelle, who was born and raised in Scotland, is a Senior Lecturer in English Language and Literature at Smith College, and founder of the Smith College Poetry Center.
She is the Grace Hazard Conkling Poet in Residence at Smith from 2009-12.
She was a finalist for the 1999 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, the 2000 Katheryn Morton Award, and the 2002 Philip Levine Prize. Her poems have appeared in a number of journals and magazines, including Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Georgia Review, and The Green Mountains Review. She is the author of Thistle and Rose: A Study of Hugh MacDiarmid’s Poetry, as well as 2 poetry collections, Becoming Bone and Nest of Thistles.
Annie has published poems on the web, in Agni, Painted Bride, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily.
In 2007 she was awarded a fellowship at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland.
She has given radio interviews on the West Coast (KUSP/NPR, Santa Cruz CA), and in Massachusetts (WMUA, WFCR/NPR, and The River).
Annie lives in Florence, Massachusetts.
photo by Matthea Daughtry