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Amber Flora Thomas

Author's Bio

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.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Eye of Water (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005)
Anthologies:
Cloud View Poets: An Anthology -- Master Classes with David St. John (Arctos Press, 2005), Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2005), Runes, A Review of Poetry (Rune Press, 2005), Southern California Anthology (University of Southern California Press, 2002)
Journals:
Bellingham Review, Calyx, Clackamas Literary Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Laurel Review, Phoebe, Rattle, Southern Poetry Review, Sycamore Review
Prizes:
Cave Canem Poetry Prize Ann Stanford Poetry Prize Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize Richard Peterson Poetry Prize Rella Lossy Poetry Prize

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Listing last updated: September 14, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
San Francisco, CA
Raised in:
CA

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