Anne Jennings Paris (May 2017) is a writer and visual artist whose work focuses on the intersection of American popular culture and natural history. During her time in the Everglades, Anne will study the intersection of the human and nonhuman across several media, including poetry, acrylic, watercolor, and encaustic. Anne is a two-time recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, and her book of poetry, Killing George Washington, explores the opening of the American frontier through the lives and voices of five real but little-known figures who played a roll in shaping the West. Anne’s visual work explores resonant imagery that intersects with and makes use of her written works. Though she now resides in Oregon, Anne is a Florida native who has spent 26 years in the state. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received her MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State University. Anne lives on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, where she teaches art and writing.