Amy Barone


Author's Bio

Amy Barone has a new poetry collection, Defying Extinction, from Broadstone Books, which was published in 2022. Her poetry book, We Became Summer, from New York Quarterly Books, was released in 2018. Kamikaze Dance, her second poetry chapbook, was published by Finishing Line Press; she was a finalist in the publisher’s New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition of 2014. Barone's first chapbook, Views from the Driveway, was published by Foothills Publishing in 2008. Her poetry has appeared in Café Review, Local Knowledge, Muddy River Poetry Review, New Verse News, Paterson Literary Review, Sensitive Skin and Standpoint (UK), among other publications. She spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women's Wear Daily and Advertising Age. She belongs to the Poetry Society of America and the brevitas online poetry community that celebrates the short poem. As a former board member of the Italian American Writers Association, for three years she co-organized and promoted their monthly readings in New York City. A native of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Barone lives in New York City.

Publications & Prizes

Defying Extinction (Broadstone Books, 2022)
We Became Summer (NYQ Books, 2018)
Kamikaze Dance (Finishing Line Press, 2015)
Views From the Driveway (Foothills Publishing, 2008)
Prizes won: 

*Amy Tritsch Needle Award from Philadelphia Poets literary journal for poem "Lessons Learned from Moths" - 2018

* New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition - 2014 - Finishing Line Press

* Poet of the Week with "Views from the Driveway," first chapbook title poem - 2013 -

* Honorable Mention - 1991 - Poet Magazine competition

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Italian American
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Bryn Mawr, PA
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Last update: Jul 02, 2022