Annaka Saari

Writer, Editor, Teacher and Administrator

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Annaka Saari is a writer, teacher, editor, and administrator from Michigan. She received her BA from The University of Michigan in 2020 and her MFA from Boston University in 2021. She has taught Creative Writing for both undergraduate and high school students, and has facilitated writing workshops for incarcerated men and adults who identify as victims of  sexual or domestic violence. She currently serves as the administrator for Boston University’s Creative Writing Program, the managing editor for Solstice Literary Magazine, a headline contributor for Reductress, and a poetry reader for The Los Angeles Review.

Selected Writings
Poem Pleiades
“During an argument my sister says at least I’m not fat
Pleiades 43.2 Finalist for the Prufer Poetry Prize
PoemPeninsula Arts Magazine
“Beach, Lake Michigan”
Peninsula Arts Magazine Issue No. 1

Essay 68to05
“1975: Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan”Hanif Abdurraqib’s 68to05 project
Poetry and Interview Poetry Wales
“Learning to Be Flexible” and accompanying interview Poetry Wales’ “How to Write a Poem” series

Poetry and Print Exhibition at Boston  University
“Downtown, I” and accompanying art prints (with Sakshi Doshi)Presented in spring of 2021 at a one-night exhibition hosted by Boston University’s College of Fine Arts’ Painting Program in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Creative Writing Program

Medical ArticleAnnals of Surgery

Poetry Ghost City Review
“Applications Welcome” Ghost City Review June 2018 Issue