Amy Wright

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

PO Box 4487
Clarksville, TN 37044
Phone: 
(931) 221-7714

Author's Bio

Amy Wright is the author of two poetry books, one collaboration, and six chapbooks, including the prose collection Think I’ll Go Eat A Worm. Most recently her essays won first place in two contests, sponsored by London Magazine and Quarterly West. She has also received two Peter Taylor Fellowships to the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop, an Individual Artist Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and a fellowship to Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her essays appear or are forthcoming in Brevity, Fourth Genre, Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, Waveform: Anthology of Women Essayists, and elsewhere.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Chapbook:
Think I'll Go Eat a Worm (Iris Press, 2019)

Poetry

Books:
Cracker Sonnets (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2016)
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Creeks of the Upper South (Unicorn Press, 2016)
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Everything in the Universe (Iris Press, 2016)
Chapbooks:
Rhinestones in the Bed, or Cracker Crumbs (Dancing Girl Press, 2014)
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The Garden Will Give You A Fat Lip (Pavement Saw Press, 2012)
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There Are No New Ways to Kill A Man (Apostrophe Books, 2009)
Prizes won: 

First Place Essay London Magazine Essay Contest, First Place, Writers@Work Essay Competition hosted by Quarterly West, Tennessee Arts Commission Fellowship, to Peter Taylor Fellowships Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Emerging Nonfiction Writer at the Southern Women Writers Conference

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Appalachian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
Spanish
Born in: 
Wytheville, VA
Virginia
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Last update: Oct 28, 2019