Amanda Auchter


Houston, TX
Texas US

Author's Bio

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

Publications & Prizes

Best of the Bellevue Literary Review (Bellevue Literary Press, 2008)
Best New Poets 2006 (Meridian, 2006)
DIAGRAM.2 (New Michigan Press, 2006)
The Wishing Tomb (Perugia Press, 2012)
The Glass Crib (Zone 3 Press, 2011)
Light Under Skin (Finishing Line Press, 2006)
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Perugia Press Award, Zone 3 Press First Book Award, Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry (Bellevue Literary Review), Mary C. Mohr Poetry Award (Southern Indiana Review), Theodore Morrison Poetry Scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship finalist, Richard Peterson Poetry Prize(Crab Orchard Review), BOMB Magazine Poetry Prize, James Wright Poetry Award (Mid-American Review), Milton Kessler Memorial Poetry Prize(Harpur Palate), Bucknell Younger Poets Fellowship

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Adults, Children, Illness/Wellness, Mental Health, Teachers, Teenagers
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Baytown, TX
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Last update: Aug 07, 2018