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Ann Darr

Born: 1920 in Bagley, Washington
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Ann lived the last years of her life with her daughter in Chicago.

Biography: Ann Darr, one of the premier poets in Washington, D.C., graduated from the University of Iowa in 1941, then headed out of the Midwest for New York where she worked for NBC radio as a writer and broadcaster for ''The Women of Tomorrow''. With the onset of WWII, she joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, and was stationed in Sweetwater, Texas. While more than 25,000 women signed up for the WASPs, only 1,074 earned wings, Ann among them. She herself flew every kind of plane, e.g., B-26s at the gunnery school near Las Vegas, while gunners in B-17s fired live ammunition at the target she was towing. Ann authored ten books and chapbooks of poetry.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Ann Darr on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Confessions of a skewed romantic :
ISBN: 0938572040 OCLC: 30361637

The Bunny and the Crocodile Press, Washington, D.C : 1993.

  Do you take this woman-- :
ISBN: 0931846285 OCLC: 15603869

Washington Writers' Pub. House, Washington, D.C. : 1986.

  Flying the Zuni mountains /
ISBN: 0938572083 OCLC: 31939343

Forest Woods Media Productions, Washington : ©1994.