Poetry, jewelry w/unique beads
Anna M. Warrock’s publications include From the Other Room, which won the Slate Roof Press Chapbook Award and features a letter-press cover and art-book design, Horizon, and Smoke and Stone. Her poems have appeared in Lily Poetry Review, The Madison Review, The Sun, and other journals and in the anthologies Honoring Nature: The Authors & Artists Festival, and Kiss Me Goodnight, writing by motherless daughters, a Minnesota Book Award finalist. The artist Irma Wagner combined lines from Warrock’s poems with woodcuts for poster art. Warrock’s work explores the intimacy of understanding nature and being, and also the radical reorientation that accompany loss. In her introduction to Kiss Me Goodnight, she writes of grief as a continent the grieving must explore, and the writers’ works as maps toward healing. Among other honors, she has received Somerville Arts Council Literature Fellowships and Project Grants. Her poems have been performed at Boston's Hayden Planetarium, choreographed, and set to music. “Remembering My Mother’s Face,” is inscribed in brick in the Davis Square, Somerville, MBTA subway station.
Her bead jewelry highlights the individual and unique beads she has collected over time. Each piece may use a wide variety, from dzi beads, to African trade beads, to Czech and Japanese glass beads, making the earrings and necklaces one-of-a-kind wearable art.