Anna Cates (born April 27, 1971, Brunswick, Maine, U.S.A.), American educator teaching online courses in writing, literature, and education. Won first place awards in the Caribbean, European, and Indian Kukai, the UHTS Samurai Haibun Contest, and Ohio Poetry Day contests. Has published five books of haikai and longer poetry. Serves as webmaster of Pages Literary Journal. Resides in Wilmington, Ohio.