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My essay won The London Magazine Essay Competition! Judges Pico Iyer and Nicola Griffith say: “We both loved ‘Hologram from Milan’ for its mixture of humanity and art, for the way it unfolded a somewhat familiar tale in an invigoratingly original way.”

My essay, “Specimen,” won the Writers@Work Creative Nonfiction Prize, judged by Tessa Fontaine, who says: “This essay brought such big ideas together in beautiful, moving ways.”

My chapbook, Think I’ll Go Eat a Worm was featured on the front page of my hometown newspaper.

 

CURRENT BIO:

I’m the author of two poetry books, one collaboration, and six chapbooks, including the prose collection Think I’ll Go Eat A Worm. My essays appear or are forthcoming in Brevity, Fourth Genre, Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, Waveform: Anthology of Women Essayists, and elsewhere. I also edit the Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 journal and Zone 3 Press, and coordinate Creative Writing at Austin Peay State University.

OLD NEWS:

Architrave Press recently letterpress printed a broadside of my poem “On Concealment.”

A review in the Kenyon Review compares Everything in the Universe to “walking through a natural history museum exhibit curated by Andy Warhol"

"Yam Weevil" is featured on Verse Daily.

"Scarab" is the featured poem on Poetry Daily.

A reviewer in Still Journal says: "If the renowned naturalist and entomologist E.O. Wilson were an eco-poet, he might be Amy Wright, lyrically describing insects as if they were the rarest of jewels.."

An interview with Daniel Cross Turner and co-author William Wright on StorySouth.

Interviewer Eric LeMay calls Cracker Sonnets "powerful, moving, and often times hilarious" on the New Books Network.

Rachelle Escamilla interviewed me for Poetry Radio KKUP

Red Paint Hill features an interview about my recent books and honor serving as David Baker's fellow in the first Kenyon Review Nature Writing Workshop.

A paragraph from Wherever the Land Is featured as Paragraph of the Week on The Humble Essayist.

Austin Peay State University celebrated my release of four books in 2016.



 East Side Storytellin' 41 was hosted by Nashville Bookstore East Side Story, and featured music by Sara Marie Thompson, Ian Ferguson and Becca Mancari.