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Sherman , TX
An award-winning South African writer, I teach postcolonial literature(s) and creative writing at Austin College in Sherman, North Texas. At present, I hold to this quatrain by William Plomer: "That was the Africa we knew / Where, wandering alone, / We saw, heraldic in the heat / A scorpion on a stone."
Amanda Auchter is the founding editor of Pebble Lake Review and the author of The Glass Crib, winner of the Zone 3 Press First Book Award for Poetry, and the chapbook Light Under Skin. Her second collection, The Wishing Tomb, was awarded the 2012 Perugia Press Prize and will be published in September 2012. She has received awards and honors from Bellevue Literary Review, BOMB Magazine, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, and was a 2007 finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from The Poetry Foundation. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and teaches creative writing and literature at Lone Star College. She also offers personal poetry manuscript reviews/consultations and online poetry workshops. See details at www.amanda-auchter.com