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Anne Pinkerton is an essayist, memoirist, and poet. Her work often circles around grief and loss, as well as coping with these painful realities in our lives.

Her memoir, Were You Close? a sister’s quest to know the brother she lost, published in April 2023 through Vine Leaves Press.

Anne’s poetry and essays have appeared in Hippocampus Magazine, Ars Medica, Modern Loss, “Beautiful Things” at River Teeth Journal, Sunlight Press, Stone Gathering, The Bark, Entropy, Lunch Ticket, The HerStories Project, among other journals, as well as the anthologies, The Pandemic Midlife Crisis: Gen X Women on the Brink and Nothing Divine Dies: A Poetry Anthology About Nature.

Anne holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Bay Path University and studied poetry as an undergrad at Hampshire College. She grew up in Texas and lives in western Massachusetts.

You consider yourself something of an expert on a topic you never wanted to study. You consider that you have an obligation to others who lose someone, especially a sibling, especially a brother. You consider your knowledge, your pain, your survival a potential gift, a helpful tool, something people might want. You remind yourself you still have a lot to learn.

Having a Dead Sibling is Full of Contradictions, Modern Loss

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