Ann Privateer is a poet, painter, photographer, and retired teacher from Cleveland, Ohio, who resides in northern California and spends part of the year in Paris, France, where she tries to keep up with her grand daughter, Lilas. Ann's poems have appeared in Ink, Sweat, and Tears a UK Blog, Sacramento News and Review, Manzanita, Mamazine, Poetry Now, Ophidian, Tapestries, Suisun Valley Review, The Sacramento Anthology: One Hundred Poems,and Tiger's Eye to name a few.
Ann's artist statement: Living in northern California provides a great opportunity to visit relatively unspoiled wetlands, rivers and streams, the mountains and the coast. Through photography, I'm able to keep a small piece of the view with me. The three pond photos were taken in the foothills in 2009, the rest are recent photos taken at the Yolo Bypass close to home off I-80.