Poems Prose Photography by Ann Michener Winter



I was born and raised in Pasadena, CA and have lived in Santa Barbara, CA for the last 40 years. I am retired from a 23 year career in advising at the University of California at Santa Barbara. I have been married 48 years and have 3 children and 2 grandchildren, Max and Sammie, and an English Springer Spaniel.

I have always loved reading, writing and enjoying all aspects of nature. To date, I have four booklets in print – nature, self-enrichment, friendships and travels in Ireland and Scotland. I also enjoy writing creative nonfiction.


Poetry Awards

Today’s Great Poet’s (Famous Poet’s Society); Remembrances (Iliad Press); Allusive Images (WordSmith’s Writer’s Group); Missings (Iliad Press); Verses (Cader Publishing, Ltd.); Achieving Excellence (Iliad Press).

Online Poetry Magazines

All For Animals; Crystal Oasis; Inner Voice; Live Poet’s Society; The Perch; Seeker Magazine; Sunshine Street Sketches; Spiritual Sisters of the Internet Cafe.


Spirituality and Health Magazine (Sept./Oct. 2009), Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters, October 2010, Friends of the Pasadena Library, Sept. 2010, The Firing Line, June 2010, The Southcoast Beacon, Santa Barbara, CA; Project Nature Connections, New Hampshire; Sacramento Horsemen’s Association Newsletter; All For Animals; Tips and Inspiration For Living a More Compassionate Life, author Karen Lee Stevens, Fithian Press. Stepping Stones: A Collection of Santa Barbara Poets, Dec. 2010. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for the Young at Heart, August 2011. Shira Min Halev: Songs from the Heart, A Collection of Poems; Blue Point books, December 2011. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life, September 2014


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