Anna Marlis Burgard

Anna Marlis Burgard

Anna Marlis Burgard is an editor and the author of Hallelujah: The Poetry of Classic HymnsShrimp Country: Recipes and Tales from the Southern Coasts; and The Beachcomber’s Companion as well as many web and magazine articles. Her works have been featured on BBC Radio and NPR and in publications such as Atlas ObscuraGarden & GunNational Geographic TravelerThe New YorkerParadeReal Simple, and Spirituality & Practice. Burgard has escaped to more than 100 of the US’s 16,896 islands to explore their cultures, histories, people and natural environments, and in 2012 founded Islands of America: A River, Lake and Sea Odyssey (www.islandsofamerica.com). She lives on Tybee Island, Georgia, where waves, wind and wildlife make her feel free.