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Essays & Anthologies

Ana Maria’s writing has appeared regularly in journals and magazines including  OrionRiver Teeth, Creative Nonfiction, and Brevity, and as well as in anthologies of various types. Two essays that first appeared in the fine journal Under the Sun were been listed as “notable” in Best American Essays, as was this one, "Hope Without Hope" from Ecotone.  Several have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes.

Recent essays

Essays in Anthologies

"To the Knobs"

in Stories from the Trail: Field Notes on Moving Through the Wild

Available now for pre-order!

Edited by Heidi Barr & Connor Wolfe 2024


"This Land is (Still) Our Land”

in Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy  Edited by Simmons Buntin, Elizabeth Dodd, & Derek Sheffield 2020 (reprinted in Ms. Magazine July 4, 2020)

“So Many Rings”
in The Spirit of Disruption: Landmark Essays from the Normal School
Edited by Steven Church. Outpost 19 2018

“More than Noise”
in From Curlers to Chainsaws: Women and Their Machines
Edited by Joyce Dyer and Jennifer Cognard-Black. Michigan State University Press 2016

“Pick it Up”
In Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workplace
Edited by Carolyne Wright, Mary Baylor, and Eugenia Toledo. Lost Horse Press 2015

“Glacier’s Edge”
in The Face of the Earth
Edited by SueEllen Campbell. University of California Press 2011

“La Linea”
in Telling it Real: The Best of Pilgrimage 2003-2008
Edited by Peter Anderson. Pilgrimage Press 2010

“The Woman Who Gardens With Bears”
in Wild Moments: Adventures with Animals of the North
Edited by Michael Engelhard.  University of Alaska Press 2009

“Saw Chips in My Bra”
in A Mile in Her Boots: Women Who Work in the Wild
Edited by Jennifer Bove
Traveler’s Tales/Solas House 2006

“A View from Teensy Town”
in City Limits: Walking Portland’s Boundary
by David Oates. Oregon State University Press 2006

“Fire Ban”
in Best Essays NW
Edited by Guy Maynard and Kathleen Holt
University of Oregon Press 2003

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