BONITA SPRINGS, Florida — Former Farmington resident Anne Johnson Mullin has published her second book of poetry with Finishing Line Press of Georgetown, Kentucky. Titled “Sometimes a Sonnet …” the poems in the chapbook are all sonnets in form, while varying in subject matter from nature themes to humorous comments on the evening news and women’s fashion trends.

Mullin lived in Farmington from 1972 through 1987. She was alumni director at UMF for most of that time. She and her husband and their family lived on the Back Falls Road, now Whittier Road, where they raised Hampshire sheep for many years. Day-to-day experiences formed the basis for the humor column, “Domestic Diary,” that she wrote for the Franklin Journal.

She left Farmington to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts, following her Master of Arts degree at UMaine, Orono. She subsequently taught in the English department at Idaho State University in Pocatello, where she also directed the writing lab. She retired to New Harbor, Maine, before migrating with her husband to Bonita Springs five years ago.

Mullins’ poems have won awards and publication in the Atlanta Review, Comstock Review, Off the Coast, Kalliope, Common Ground Review and Puckerbrush Review, among others. Both “Sometimes a Sonnet …” and “Surface Tension,” her prior publication with Finishing Line Press, are available online at and at

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