Joyland

Anna Joy Springer

Anna Joy Springer believes in the secular sacred. Her two books are The Birdwisher (Birds of Lace, 2009) and The Vicious Red Relic, Love (Jaded Ibis, 2011). A full-length rebus called Thieves With Tiny Eyes is forthcoming on Chiasmus (2013). She's a queer feminist Buddhist ex-punk who grew up working class in Merced, California in a family that raised birds in backyard aviaries. She gets to teach writing at UC San Diego, where she's an Associate Professor in Literature.