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Ann Batchelor Hursey

Ann Batchelor Hursey grew up in Ohio, spent a year as a VISTA volunteer in Rock Springs, Wyoming and returned home to finish her degree at Ohio State University.   In 1980, she moved to Seattle to be closer the mountains that she loved.  Veteran teacher, wife, mother and member of The Mercer Street Poets, she enjoys raising vegetables with her 13-year-old son in one of Seattle’s Neighborhood P-Patch Gardens.  She has found her work as a poet, teacher and organic gardener, have profound similarities.  Her poems have appeared in the King County Poetry on the Buses Project, PONTOON #4, Chrysanthemum, P-Patch Post, Earthcare Northwest, Between the Lines and other literary journals.

2001 Writers Program