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Anya Groner

Visiting Professor

Anya Groner
Anya Groner

Anya Groner received a BA in cultural anthropology from Vassar College and an MFA from the University of Mississippi where she was a John and Renee Grisham fellow in fiction. Her short stories, poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared in journals including Ninth Letter, The Oxford American, The Rumpus, Carolina Quarterly, The Georgia Review, Guernica, Women's Studies Quarterly, and The Atlantic. Her short story “Buster” won the 2014 Meridian Editor’s Prize. In addition to creative writing and composition, her scholarly interests include humor, environmental literature, gender, and adolescence. She’s a fiction editor for the eco-journal Terrain.Org and is currently at work on a novel concerning teenage girls and eco-terrorism. For more information, check out

Recent Publications

  • “On The Trampoline Out Back, The Girls and I.” Weave Magazine. Winter 2014. Print. Forthcoming.
  • “If The Forest Floods.” Excerpt from novel in progress. Terrain. Summer 2013. (audio and online publication.)
  • Excerpt from Novel in Progress, The Hobo Bride. Xavier Review. Xavier University of Louisiana. Spring 2013. Print.
  • “In Class We Discussed Homelessness. ”Catamaran Literary Reader. Winter Issue. March. 2013. Print.
  • “Welcome to Truce.” Yemassee. University of South Carolina. Forthcoming


M.F.A., University of Mississippi; B.A., Vassar College

Classes Taught

  • Critical Reading and Writing
  • Writing About Literature
  • Introduction to Creative Writing