Amy MacLennan

Ashland, OR

Author's Bio

Amy MacLennan grew up on the peninsula south of San Francisco, and she now makes her home in Oregon's Rogue Valley. Amy received a Master of Arts in English from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA. She has appeared at the San Francisco Lit Crawl, the Petaluma Poetry Walk, the San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival, Bloomsbury Books in Ashland, Looking Glass Books and Broadway Books in Portland, the Windfall Reading Series in Eugene, and Cody’s Books in Berkeley. Amy has taught poetry workshops through the Sequoia Adult School, Oregon Poetic Voices, the Oregon Poetry Association and at the Northwest Poets' Concord. Her article "Social Networking and Poetry Publishing" appeared in the 2011 Poet's Market. Amy's work has been featured on The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor and Verse Daily. She sits on the board of Chautauqua Poets & Writers in Ashland, OR. She is the Editor/Curator of Cascadia Review, the Managing Editor of The Cortland Review, and a Poetry Editor for Bone Bouquet.

Publications and Prizes

The Body, A Tree
(MoonPath Press, 2016)
Blue Arc West: An Anthology of California Poets
(Tebot Bach, 2006)
, Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books
(Minor Arcana Press, 2014)
, Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems
(Ragged Sky Press, 2009)
, Forgetting Home: Poems About Alzheimer's
(Barefoot Muse Press, 2013)
, Myrrh, Mothwing, Smoke: Erotic Poems
(Tupelo Press, 2013)
, Not a Muse: The Inner Lives of Women
(Haven Books, 2009)
, Turn
(Uttered Chaos Press, 2013)
Broadsided Press, Cimarron Review, Cloudbank, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, ditch, Folio, Hayden's Ferry Review, Linebreak, Naugatuck River Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pearl Magazine, Pirene's Fountain, Poet's Market, qarrtsiluni, Rattle, River Styx, South Dakota Review, Spillway, The Missing Slate, The Oregonian, The Pedestal Magazine, Windfall A Journal of Poetry of Place, Wisconsin Review
The Fragile Day
(Spire Press, 2011)
, Weathering
(Uttered Chaos Press, 2012)
Prizes Won: 
2005 Devils Tower Writer's Residency, 2017 Poetry Society of Virginia Book Award Finalist

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San Carlos, CA
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Last updated: Mar 30, 2017