Chera Hammons


PO Box 52485
Amarillo, TX 79159

Author's Bio

Chera Hammons is a graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Goddard College. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Connotation Press, Rattle, Sugar House Review, Tar River Poetry, THRUSH, Tupelo Quarterly, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and The Writer's Almanac, among others. Books include Amaranthine Hour (Jacar Press, 2012), Recycled Explosions (Ink Brush Press, 2016), and The Traveler's Guide to Bomb City (Purple Flag Press, forthcoming January 2017). She is a member of the editorial board of poetry journal One. She lives in Amarillo, TX.

Publications & Prizes

"Teotwawki": What Matters Anthology (Jacar Press, 2013)
"Wolf-Tongue": Improbable Worlds Anthology (Mutabilis Press, 2011)
Amaranthine Hour (Jacar Press, 2012)
Prizes won: 

Panhandle Professional Writers (Frontiers in Writing)-- 2010, First Place Short Fiction, Second Place Long Poetry; 2002, First Place Long Poetry; 2001, First Place Short Poetry, Third Place Long Poetry.

Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers --
2001, Second Place, Poetry.

New England Poetry Club --
2011, Barbara Bradley Poetry Award;
2012, Der-Hovanessian Translation Award, Honorable Mention.

Jacar Press -- 2012 Jacar Press Chapbook Competition

Common Good Books Poetry Award-- 2016

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Last update: Oct 23, 2016