Annie Seikonia is a writer and artist who has been drawing and writing stories, poems, journals and essays since she was eleven years old. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English Literature from the University of Southern Maine. From 1986 to 2002, she wrote a column entitled “Congress Street Minutes” for the Casco Bay Weekly, a weekly independent newspaper formerly published in Portland, Maine. In addition, many of art, book, movie and theater reviews as well as other articles were published in the Casco Bay Weekly and the Maine Times, former independent Maine newspapers.
She has been a dishwasher, a grill cook, a cashier, a retail store manager, a lover of flora and fauna, a runner, a gardener, an illustrator, a community volunteer, a cartomancer, a hypnotist and an amateur arm wrestler. She has read tarot cards, predicted the future, wrangled baby chickens, played classical guitar, shoveled manure, and rowed a boat. She does not eat meat.
Her poetry and reviews have appeared in Café Review. In 2010, her flash fiction story “Reindeer” was included as an “Editor’s Pick” on the flash fiction online magazine flashquake. In 2012, her short story Graywolf: A Romance was included in Novel Strategies: Developing Reading Effectiveness with Literature by Chae Sweet, a college textbook published by Pearson Education. In 2018, her poetry was included in Balancing Act 2, An Anthology of Poems by Fifty Maine Women.
All images and writing on this site are copyrighted by Annie Seikonia.