Department of English & Communications

Annah Browning

Professor of English and Communications

Contact Info

Hudson 303A

Annah Browning


  • University of Illinois-Chicago, Ph.D. in English in The Program for Writers, 2017
  • Washington University in St. Louis, M.F.A.W. (Poetry) 2010
  • College of Charleston, B.A., Studio Art and English with a Concentration in Creative Writing, 2008

About Me

Annah Browning joined the Blackburn College faculty in the fall of 2020. She teaches creative writing, literature, and first-year writing, with special interests in poetry, British literature, and speculative genres such as gothic horror, fantasy, and science fiction. She is also the faculty advisor for Blackburn’s student literary and arts magazine, The Lodge. Born and raised in South Carolina, she is the author of the poetry collection Witch Doctrine (University of Akron Press, 2020) and the poetry chapbook The Marriage (Horse Less Press, 2013). She is also a founding co editor of the literary journal Grimoire Magazine and the recipient of recognitions from Vermont Studio Center, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and the Academy of American Poets.

Professional Works


Reader, The Poetry Salon at City Lit Books, Chicago, IL, May 2023

Guest Speaker on Folklore Research in Poetry, Folklore and Creative Writing Seminar, Young Harris College, March 2023

Visiting Writer, Ohio Northern University; craft talk, one-on-one workshopping, and public reading, October 2022

Guest Speaker on Witch Doctrine and Poetic Craft, Creative Writing Seminar, Lewis University, October 2021

Guest Speaker on Witch Doctrine and Poetic Craft, Advanced Poetry Seminar at Boise State University, March 2021

Performer, “Art Speaks,” reading and installation, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL, August 2019

Panelist, “Season of the Witch: Feminism, Ritual, and Independent Publishing,” the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Portland, OR, March 2019

Guest Lecturer, Point Park University Literature Department: “Ghost Talk: The Domestic Ghost in Women’s Writing,” March 2018

Reader, Visiting Writer for Point Park University Visiting Writers Series, March 2018

Reader, UIC Alumni Reading, Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Tampa, FL, March 2018

Lecturer and Workshop Leader on Gothic Poetry, Northwest Cultural Council Poetry Workshop, October 2017

Lecturer and Workshop Leader on Persona Poetry, RHINO Poetry forum, July 2017


  • Witch Doctrine (University of Akron Press, 2020) 
  • The Marriage (Horse Less Press, 2013)
  • Poetry published in literary magazines and anthologies, including Denver Quarterly, Crazyhorse, The Pinch, Tupelo Quarterly, Fiolet & Wing: An Anthology of Domestic Fabulism, Jet Fuel Review, Heavy Feather Review, Indiana Review, Willow Springs, Black Warrior Review, Third Coast, Radar Poetry, Boulevard, The Kenyon Review Online, Court Green, The Spectacle, DIAGRAM, Midwestern Gothic, Southern Indiana Review, The Adroit Journal, Glass: A Journal of Political Poetry and Commentary, Verse Daily, and other venues
  • Nonfiction published in North American Review and Superstition Review Blog
  • Narrative video game Heloise + Wulf published in Black Warrior Review Online
Annah Browning

Contact Info

Hudson 303A