"A masterfully written collection that reads with growing psychological complexity IF A STORM is a crescendo of poetry. Anna Ross is a strong poet of eye and ear. Her close investigation of the nature of motherhood and the motherhood of nature are compelling. Assured and unrelenting these poems build into a singular voice that continues to echo long after the final poem." - Julianna Baggott
If A Storm is Anna Ross's first full-length collection of poems. Her chapbook Hawk Weather won the New Women's Voices Prize from Finishing Line Press and the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award from the New England Poetry Club. She has received fellowships from the Sewanee Writers' Conference Grub Street Inc. Fishtrap and the Massachusetts Cultural Council and her work has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poetry and criticism has appeared in journals such as The Paris Review The New Republic Southwest Review Salamander Barrow Street and Boston Review. She teaches at Stonehill College where she is Poet in Residence and is a contributing editor in poetry for Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics.