Ann Darr

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General Information

Name: Ann Darr

Pen Name: None

Genres: Poetry

Born: 1920 in Bagley, Washington

Deceased: 2007 in Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Ann lived the last years of her life with her daughter in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ann Darr, one of the premier poets in Washington, D.C., graduated from the University of Iowa in 1941, then headed out of the Midwest for New York where she worked for NBC radio as a writer and broadcaster for The Women of Tomorrow.

With the onset of WWII, she joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, and was stationed in Sweetwater, Texas. While more than 25,000 women signed up for the WASPs, only 1,074 earned wings, Ann among them. She herself flew every kind of plane, e.g., B-26s at the gunnery school near Las Vegas, while gunners in B-17s fired live ammunition at the target she was towing. Ann authored ten books and chapbooks of poetry.

Published Works

  • The Myth of a Woman's Fist , Morrow, 1973
  • Do You Take This Woman , Washington Writer's Pub House, 1986
  • Confessions of a skewed romantic: Poems , The Bunny and the Crocodile Press , 1993
  • Flying the Zuni Mountains, Forest Woods Media Productions, Inc, 1994

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Do You Take This Woman

ISBN: 0931846285
Release Date: 1986-05

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Flying the Zuni mountains

ISBN: 0938572083
Release Date: 1994

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Literary Awards

External Links

Ann Darr on WorldCat

Ann Darr on Amazon


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