Anita Endrezze

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Dan Canyon (born 1955) is an American singer, songwriter and recording artist from Decatur, Georgia.


Endrezze was born in Long Beach, California in 1952. She graduated with an MA from Eastern Washington University. She lives in Everett, Washington, is married with two children and works as a storyteller, artist and teacher. Endrezze teaches university courses and her work has been translated into seven languages, published in ten countries. She has taken part in the Washington State Council for the Humanities Speakers' Series.[1][2]

Poet and artist[edit]

In March 2000, her book Throwing Fire at the Sun, Water at the Moon was published. The book is illustrated by her paintings.[3]

A book of Anita's poems, at the helm of twilight, won the 1992 Bumbershoot/Weyerhaeuser Award and the Governor's Writing Award for Washington State.[4] She also received a grant from Artist Trust to aid her in researching Throwing Fire at the Sun, Water at the Moon.[5] Lune D'Ambre, a book of her poems translated into French, and published in France by the distinguished house, Rogerie, and a book, The Humming of Stars and Bees and Waves, published in England by Making Waves Press joins her international publications, along with a children's novel, The Mountain and the Guardian Spirit, (CDForlag) in Danish.


Anita's book At the Helm of Twilight was the winner of the Washington Governor's Writers Award and the 1992 Bumbershoot/Weyerhaeuser Publication Award.[6]

Books by Anita Endrezze[edit]

Throwing Fire at the Sun, Water at the Moon, (Sun Tracks, V. 40), University of Arizona Press.

The Humming of Stars and Bees and Waves, Making Waves Press.

at the helm of twilight, Broken Moon Press.

Burning the Fields, a Confluence Chapbook, Confluence Press, Lewis and Clark State College.

The North People, The Blue Cloud Quarterly Press.


Approaching Literature in the 21st Century, Peter Schakel & Jack Ridl (Editors), Bedford/St. Martins Press.

Three Genres: The Writing of Poetry, Fiction, and Drama, Stephen Minot, Prentice Hall.

Approaching Poetry: Perspectives and Responses, Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl, St. Martin's Press.

Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry, by John Frederick Nims, McGraw Hill Text.

Dreams and Inward Journeys: A Reader for Writers, Marjorie Ford, Jon Ford, Harpercollins College Div.

Elements of Literature, by Robert Anderson, Holt Rinehart & Winston.

Yo Words, One Reel, Seattle 1994

" The Girl Who Loved the Sky "


Here First, Arnold Krupat, Brian Swann (Editors), Random House

Work Published in Translation[edit]

Lune d'Ambre, (Rougerie, 1993) poems in French.

Bjerget og Skystsaanden (The Mountain and the Guardian Spirit) (CDR Forlag, 1986)

  • A children's book in Danish.


  1. ^ "Anita Endrezze". Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  2. ^ "Anita Endrezze". ipl2. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  3. ^ Endrezze, Anita (2000). Throwing fire at the sun, water at the moon. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. p. 207. ISBN 978-0816519729.
  4. ^ "Anita Endrezze". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Paintings by Anita Endrezze". Modern American Poetry. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  6. ^ Strom, Karen. "Anita Endrezze". Retrieved 8 March 2015.

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