Anna Mullen

Anna Mullen hails from the North Carolina piedmont. She studied environmental literature at Middlebury College, was a Bread Loaf Orion poetry fellow, and was Treleven Farm’s inaugural artist-in-residence (where she wrote exclusively about sheep). She is a co-owner of a worker-owned co-op printing and publishing collective in Western Massachusetts. You can find her essay about barrier island architecture in the Goose.

Some Architectures: A Prelude

My mom tells me that I leaped in her belly every time the organ lurched into song. Her habitat was the pulpit in front of the tiny organist and the looming pipe organ, which was gummed into the very architecture of the Carolina church where her earnest voice filled the room as she preached each Sunday.