annie ross – Surrey Muse

Daughter of a strong traditional Maya mother and auntie and WWII veteran father (Sydney Mines, NS). Began education at home with plants, animals, art, Indigenous hand work, storytelling, and history in Compton, California. Now working as an artist/teacher in the Canadian west, with awesome on-going working relationships with friends/family from many First Nations/Indigenous communities regarding testimony of Home/Lands and Sacred Beings.’

annie grace ross is a poet, weaver, sculptor, printmaker, researcher and educator working with Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver. Her poems have appeared in publications such as the Capilano Review (Fall 2017), Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review (September 2017), The Maynard (Spring 2017, Fall 2015), Yellow Medicine Review (Fall 2014), Project Intersect Clarion Call (September 2014) and Quills Poetry Magazine (September 2014). Her work is part of various anthologies including ‘Sustenance‘ (Anvil Press, 2017) and ‘Turtle Island to Abya Yala: Native American Women’s Poetry Anthology’ (Malinalli Press, 2011); as well, it has been launched at The National Museum of Animals and Society (Los Angeles 2014), and it has been adopted as texts in university teachings.

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At the January 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, annie will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here:

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