Anna Joy Springer

Anna Joy Springer believes in the secular sacred. Her two books are The Birdwisher (Birds of Lace, 2009) and The Vicious Red Relic, Love (Jaded Ibis, 2011). A full-length rebus called Thieves With Tiny Eyes is forthcoming on Chiasmus (2013). She's a queer feminist Buddhist ex-punk who grew up working class in Merced, California in a family that raised birds in backyard aviaries. She gets to teach writing at UC San Diego, where she's an Associate Professor in Literature.