Amanda Rachelle Warren

Poet

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 & Prizes

Chapbook:
Ritual no.3: For the Exorcism of Ghosts (Stepping Stone Press, 2010)
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Prizes won: 

•Winner, Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship, 2017 • 3rd Place, Nickens McCray Poetry Competition, South Carolina Writer's Association, 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.

More Information

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
Ohio
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Last update: Jan 25, 2018