Amber Flora Thomas


P.O. Box 2767
Washington, NC 27889

Author's Bio

Amber Flora Thomas is the recipient of several major poetry awards, including the Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize, Richard Peterson Prize and Ann Stanford Prize. Her published work includes EYE OF WATER: POEMS (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005) which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and THE RABBITS COULD SING: POEMS (University of Alaska Press, 2012). Most recently, her poetry has appeared in Zyzzyva, Callaloo, Orion Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Literary Review, and Crab Orchard Review, among other publications. She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the East Carolina University. She was born and raised in northern California.

Publications & Prizes

Cloud View Poets: An Anthology -- Master Classes with David St. John (Arctos Press, 2005)
Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2005)
Runes, A Review of Poetry (Rune Press, 2005)
Southern California Anthology (University of Southern California Press, 2002)
Eye of Water (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005)
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Clackamas Literary Review
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Sycamore Review
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Cave Canem Poetry Prize Ann Stanford Poetry Prize Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize Richard Peterson Poetry Prize Rella Lossy Poetry Prize

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Last update: Jun 28, 2019