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Amber Flora Thomas is the recipient of several major poetry awards, including the Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize, Richard Peterson Prize and Ann Stanford Prize. Her published work includes EYE OF WATER: POEMS (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005) which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and THE RABBITS COULD SING: POEMS (University of Alaska Press, 2012). Most recently, her poetry has appeared in Zyzzyva, Callaloo, Orion Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Literary Review, and Crab Orchard Review, among other publications. She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the East Carolina University. She was born and raised in northern California.
New Bern, NC
Almost two dozen magazines have published my short stories and I am a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, Carteret Writers, and two local critique groups. I have also conducted interviews with editors from around the world for an online journal. Currently, I am working on a novel about a high school teenager Timothy who inherits a rocket formula from his deceased dad. Timothy discovers the HS janitor owns a Redstone rocket. For years, I commuted by train From Fredericksburg/Stafford, VA to DC where I worked on defense budgets. Recently, I moved with my wife from where we spent most of our lives to New Bern, NC. A place we had never been to before.