Trixie & me

Anne Pinkerton studied poetry at Hampshire College and received an MFA in creative nonfiction from Bay Path University. Her writing often focuses on making sense of challenging life experiences; significant themes include loss, illness, grief, and coping. She writes to attempt to make sense of seemingly senseless occurrences and to help others feel a little less alone in the world.

She works as marketing communications professional in higher ed and lives in western Massachusetts with two dogs and four cats.


“Weigh Up” • Multiplicity Magazine

“Humane” • Shooter Literary Magazine

“The Beautiful Mundane” • Lunch Ticket (runner up for Diana Woods Memorial Award)

“A Game of Will” • The Bark

“Survivor’s Debt” • Ars Medica

“The Hell of Book Proposal Writing” • Multiplicity Magazine

“Linus and B” • Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

“Higher, Farther, Faster” • Hippocampus Magazine

“Having a Dead Sibling is Full of Contradictions” Modern Loss

“Words With Tommy” • Entropy Magazine

“A Cat Named Sam” • Write Angles Journal

“Memorial Park” • riverSedge Literary Journal, Volume 29, Issue 1

“Tell the Truth and Lie to Me” •  Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies

“Congratulate Kim on Her Work Anniversary” • Modern Loss



“Heirlooms” • Farmer-ish

“Thirst” • Sunlight Press

“Hugger” • The HerStories Project anthology, The Pandemic Midlife Crisis: Gen X Women on the Brink

“Blues“ • Beautiful Things at River Teeth Journal

Grief is the shadow love casts in the light of loss. The grander the love, the vaster the shadow. So much of who we are — who we discover ourselves to be — takes shape in that umbral space as we fumble for some edge to hold onto, some point of light to orient by.

Maria Popova

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  1. Glad i found your writing, I also write creative non fiction. Currently trying to write a memoir- with great difficulty. Liked your words on loss!

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