Ann Stanford

Ann Stanford was born in California in 1916. She attended Stanford University, earned her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, and taught at California State University, Northridge. She authored eight volumes of poetry, two verse plays, and a book-length study of Anne Bradstreet; she also translated the classic Sanskrit text The Bhagavad Gita, and edited The Women Poets in English, an anthology that gathered, for the first time, hundreds of years of poetry by women. Her own poems appeared regularly in the most prestigious journals and magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, and The New Republic. She received numerous honors for her work, including a Pushcart Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, and the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America. She died in 1987.

Awards and Honors

Pushcart Prize

Shelley Memorial Award, Poetry Society of America

National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Literature

Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award, Poetry Society of America