Anna Citrino

A native Californian, I was born in eastern San Diego County, though I’ve lived in various countries since 1991–Turkey, Kuwait, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, India, and the United Kingdom. Currently, I live amongst the redwoods in California’s Santa Cruz mountains with my husband, Michael Citrino teacher, artist, gardener, and blues harmonica player.

Scuba diving, bicycling, and travel are some of my most favorite activities. I write often about place, listening for the voices that arise from the places where the inner journey greets the outer journey. I love being out of doors under the open, blue sky.

Together with Michael Citrino and also Richard and Catherine Frazier I’ve done volunteer work in teacher training for teachers at the Tibetan Children’s Village schools in India, as well as teachers in Ladakh, India. You can learn more about this work at this site Partners in Education

I received my MA from the Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont, and have participated in various writing workshops and creativity conferences including the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking, Flight of the Mind, and the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop.

My writing has been published in various literary magazines including, Bellowing Ark, Buffalo BonesCalyxCanary, Earth’s Daughters, Evening Street Review, Fine Madness, Flyway, The International Journal of  Wilderness, Kalliope, Paterson Literary Review, phren-zSpillway, and Sojourners, among other journals and anthologies.

My book, A Space Between, will be published by Bordighera Press in December 2019. My chapbook, Saudade, was published with Finishing Line Press. My second chapbook, To Find a River, will is available now, published by Dancing Girl Press. My chapter, “E-mail Publication Projects,” appears in Chris Weber’s book, Publishing With Students, published by Heinemann.

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Anna Citrino grew up in San Diego County and taught abroad in international schools in the countries of Turkey, Kuwait, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, India and the United Kingdom. Her current home is Soquel, California. A graduate of the Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont, Ms. Citrino’s work has appeared in various literary journals including The Adirondack Review, Canary, Evening Street Review, Paterson Literary Review, phren-z,and Spillway, among other publications. She is the chapbook author of Saudade and To Find A River. Her full-length book, A Space Between is forthcoming in December 2019 with Bordighera Press. You can read more of Anna’s writing at

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