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is a graduate of Vassar College (BA) and the University of Montana (MFA).
She has worked teaching college English, ESL, and the first grade. Additionally, she has
taught in the Gambia, West Africa, as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Gannon's poems have
appeared in Third Coast, Seneca Review, New Orleans Review, Laurel Review, Pleiades,
Gulf Coast, and Ploughshares. She has been nominated for various honors in
both teaching and writing, and she was the recipient of an individual artist's
fellowship from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, as well as a prize from the
Academy of American Poets. Most recently, her poem "List of First Lines" was selected
by former Poet Laureate Billy Collins for
inclusion in The Best American Poetry of 2006.