Anna M. Warrock's publications include From the Other Room, winner of the Slate Roof Press Chapbook Award, and the chapbooks Horizon and Smoke and Stone. Her work appears in the anthology Kiss Me Goodnight, Poems and Stories by Women Who Were Girls When Their Mothers Died, a Minnesota Book Award Finalist, for which she also wrote the introduction.

Her poems have appeared in Visual Verse, The Madison Review, Harvard Review, The Sun, Phoebe, and elsewhere. They have been set to music; performed at Boston's Hayden Planetarium; and presented by Row Twelve, the contemporary chamber music group. She has conducted seminars on understanding grief and loss through poetry. Her poem “Remembering My Mother’s Face” is inscribed in brick in the Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority subway station. Her awards include fellowships and project grants from the Somerville Arts Council, a Pushcart Prize nomination, and The Cumberland Poetry Review’s Robert Penn Warren Award. The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle have published her op eds.


Poetry sits in the car, listening to the radio’s love songs, hip hop, concertos. And now the news, has something been stolen? On the other side of the street, a man with a peach in his hand and a woman with a gun in her purse pass each other on the sidewalk. A policewoman comes up to the car and taps on the window with a pen, a ticket book in her other hand. A bus passes, close and loud, and the cop turns. Poetry puts the car in gear.