Petunia; Bringing in the garden on the night of the first frost; & After Taking Out a Splinter

Anna Lena Phillips Bell is the author of Ornament (UNT Press, 2017), which won the Vassar Miller Poetry Prize, and the chapbook Smaller Songs (St Brigid Press, 2020). Her artist’s books have been selected for exhibitions at Abecedarian Gallery and Asheville Bookworks. Bell teaches at University of North Carolina Wilmington and is the editor of Ecotone. She lives with her family near the Cape Fear River.