Annelyse Gelman

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Annelyse Gelman’s most recent book, Vexations (University of Chicago Press, 2023), won the 2022 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and was longlisted for the National Book Award. Gelman is also the author of the poetry collection Everyone I Love Is a Stranger to Someone (Write Bloody, 2014), the experimental pop EP About Repulsion (Fonograf Editions, 2019), as well as the artist’s book POOL (Neck Press, 2020). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, BOMB Magazine, the PEN Poetry Series, Iowa Review, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

Gelman also founded and directs Midst (, an app and digital publishing platform focused on capturing, saving, and sharing the writing process. Each poem published in Midst includes an interactive timeline showing readers exactly how each published poem was written and edited—blank page to final draft.

She has received fellowships and residencies from the Deutsch-Amerikanische Fulbright-Kommission, New Zealand Pacific Studio, Fondation Jan Michalski, Fondation Thalie, and elsewhere. Gelman holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers and has previously taught at Deep Springs College and Fir Acres at Lewis & Clark.

Annelyse Gelman

Elective Faculty

Faculty MFA in Creative Writing Program

  • BA, Reed College, 2013— Psychology
  • MFA, Michener Center for Writers, 2020— Writing
  • Vexations, University of Chicago Press, 2023
  • Everyone I Love Is a Stranger to Someone, Write Bloody, 2014
  • 2022 – James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, for Vexations
  • 2023 — Longlisted for the National Book Award, for Vexations
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