Amanda Rachelle Warren

Aiken, SC 29801

Author's Bio

Amanda Rachelle Warren is a displaced Appalachian. Her work has appeared in Appalachian Heritage, Beloit Poetry Journal, Anderbo, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Pacific Review, Cimarron Review and Hayden’s Ferry as well as other journals. Her chapbook Ritual no.3: For the Exorcism of Ghosts, was published by Stepping Stone Press in 2010. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University's Doctoral program in English, a former poetry editor for Third Coast, and currently works as a freelance writer. She lives in Aiken, SC with her husband, poet Roy Seeger.

Publications and Prizes

Journals: 
anderbo.com, Appalachian Heritage, Beloit Poetry Journal, Blood and Thunder, Broadsided Press, Cimarron Review, Crazyhorse, Diner, Greensboro Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Indiana Review, LIT, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, Pacific Review, Quarter After Eight, Ray's Road Review, Riverwind, Santa Clara Review, Sonora Review, Tampa Review, Terminus, Laurel Review, Thin Air Magazine, Third Coast
Chapbook: 
Ritual no.3: For the Exorcism of Ghosts
(Stepping Stone Press, 2010)
Prizes Won: 
•Winner, Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship, 2017 • Causeway Lit Spring 2017 Poetry Contest • Finalist, Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship competition for 2011. • Winner, 2009 South Carolina Poetry Initiative Chapbook Competition, Ritual no.3: For the Exorcism of Ghosts, 2010. • Finalist, 14th Annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize Competition, Some Grain of Absolute Among the Trembling, 2009. • Semi-Finalist, University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Series, Some Grain of Absolute Among the Trembling, 2009. • Honorable Mention, 9th Annual Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award, “Boneyfiddle: Floodgate,” 2009. • Honorable Mention, Emerging Writers Contest Winners, Berry College Southern Women Writers Conference, “You Did Not Seem the Boy,” 2009. • Recipient, Wood Institute Travel Grant, F.C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 2009. • Finalist, 2009 Tupelo Press 10th annual First Book Award for Poetry Manuscript, Some Grain of Absolute among the Trembling, Tupelo Press, 2009. • Finalist, 2009 Beatrice Hawley Award for Poetry Manuscript, Some Grain of Absolute among the Trembling. Alice James Books, 2009. • Finalist, 2008 Tupelo Press 9th annual First Book Award for Poetry Manuscript, Ridge-Runner, Tupelo Press, 2008. • Semi-Finalist, 2008 Beatrice Hawley Award for Poetry Manuscript, Ridge-Runner. Alice James Books, 2008. • Finalist, Chicago Poetry Center’s 14th Annual Juried Reading. “Letters”-April 2008. E. Ethelbert Miller, Judge. • Competition Winner, Broadsided Switcheroo II Broadside, “Bird’s Eye/ Mumuration” with Artist Kate Baird—November 1, 2007.

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Appalachian, Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Columbus
Raised in: 
Columbus, OH
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Last updated: Mar 31, 2017