Charlotte Readers Podcast: Ann Campanella

Ann Campaella

Award Winning Poetry and Memoir

In this episode, we spend time with author Ann Campanella, twice recipient of the Poet Laureate Award from the North Carolina Poet Society.

Ann reads a poem called “How to Grieve,” and then follows this poem with readings from and discussion about her award winning memoir: Motherhood: Lost and Found.

Charlotte Readers Podcast is sponsored by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

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In this episode, we spend time with author Ann Campanella, twice recipient of the Poet Laureate Award from the North Carolina Poet Society.

Ann reads a poem called “How to Grieve,” and then follows this poem with readings from and discussion about her award winning memoir: Motherhood: Lost and Found.

Ann’s memoir reveals the emotional journey she took with a mother who suffered from Alzheimers, while at the same time dealing with the difficulty of having a baby given her predisposition to miscarriage. This truly is a story about Motherhood: Lost and Found.

Ann finishes with a poem about Hurricane Donna, a connection to her distant past.

Ann is a former magazine and newspaper journalist and the author of four collections of poetry.

One of Ann’s passions is spreading awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. She is open and honest in discussing the difficulties and strategies in caring for a loved one with this terrible disease.

Her memoir, Motherhood: Lost and Found, was named one of the “Best Alzheimer’s Books of All Time” by Book Authority.

She also was recognized by the Herald Citizen as one of the Most Influential Women in her community for her work with Alzheimer’s and she is a member of the management team of AlzAuthors.com, a website that represents over 170 authors of books about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Ann lives near her Alma mater, Davidson College, on a small farm with her family and animals.

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