Anna is a native of Southern Appalachia and finds inspiration for her poetry in the natural beauty, history, and culture of the mountains. She is a Clemson University alum and a former band kid (clarinet, if you’re curious). When she isn’t trying to capture Appalachia’s spirit through poetry, Anna is probably out on a trail or planning a trip to be out on a trail. You follow along with Anna’s explorations on Instagram @thewanderingappalachian, or through her blog at