Amanda Ngoho Reavey

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Milwaukee, WI

Author's Bio

Amanda Ngoho Reavey is a Philippine-born, Wisconsin-raised poet interested in ethnoautobiography. Influences include Leny Strobel, Juergen Werner Kremer, Robin Wall Kimmerer and others. She is the author of Marilyn (The Operating System), winner of the 2017 Best Book Award in Poetry from the Association for Asian American Studies, and her poems and essays appear in Construction Literary Magazine, Anthropoid, TRUCK, and Evening Will Come, among others.

Currently, Reavey is a Poetry Fellow at Black Earth Institute, and a graduate student working on a PhD in Poetry at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Through her project, RestoryNation, Reavey teaches creative writing workshops that help participants discover their origin stories. She received her MFA in Writing in Poetics from Naropa University. 

Publications & Prizes

Marilyn (Operating System, 2015)
Prizes won: 

2017 Best Book Award in Poetry, Association for Asian American Studies

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Filipino American
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Adults, Seniors
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Last update: May 21, 2019