Anna Leigh Knowles is from Littleton, Colorado. She received an MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a BA from University of Colorado-Denver. Her work can be seen in Blackbird, Tin House online, Indiana Review, The Missouri Review online, Memorious, storySouth, RHINO, Poetry Northwest, Sou'wester and Thrush Poetry Journal. She received scholarships from the Bear River Writer's Workshop, the New Harmony Writers' Workshop, the San Miguel de Allende Writers' Conference, and a Female Leadership Residency at Omega Institution. She worked as an assistant editor for the literary journals Copper Nickel and Crab Orchard Review.