Lana Ayers - Portrait

Lana Hechtman Ayers

Lana Ayers is a poet, novelist, publisher, and time travel enthusiast. She runs Night Rain Poetry, which offers poetry editing, a manuscript organization service, and writing and publishing workshops. She publishes the Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Series, the Late Blooms Poetry Postcard Series, and Poetry Editor of Crab Creek Review. She is a Jack Straw writer, a Pushcart nominee, and has been awarded honors from the Discovery/The Nation competition and the Rita Dove Poetry Prize. Her Red Riding Hood Collection, A New Red, has been accepted for publication by Pecan Grove Press and is due out spring 2010.

Lana is a Hedgebrook alum and holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, as well as degrees in Poetry, Psychology, and Mathematics.

2009 Writers Program


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    Following Little Red – Lana Hechtman Ayers