E. Amato

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Author's Bio

E. Amato is a Berlin-based published poet, award-winning screenwriter, and established performer, with three poetry collections released by Zesty Pubs: Swimming Through AmberWill Travel, andDaughters of Invention. She has been featured in KCET’s LA Lettersas one of five emerging female writers. Her poetry is included in Tia Chucha Press’s The Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los AngelesVoices from Leimert Park Redux: Los Angeles Anthology, and1001 Nights: Twenty Years of Redondo Poets

Publications & Prizes

1001 Nights: Twenty Years of Redondo Poets at Coffee Cartel (Redondo Poets, 2018)
Incandescent Mind, Volume 2 (Sadie Girl Press, 2017)
Voices from Leimert Park Redux (Tsehai Publishers, 2017)
Incandescent Mind, Volume 1 (Sadie Girl Press, 2016)
The Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes and Shifts of Los Angeles (Tia Chucha Press, 2016)
Poems to F*ck To (Poetry in Motion Publishing House, 2015)
Alternate Lanes (Sybaritic Press, 2012)
The Night Goes on All Night (Ain't Got No Press, 2011)
HIS RIB: stories poems & essays by HER (Penmanship Books, 2007)
The Lion Speaks: An Anthology for Hurricane Katrina (Interstices, 2006)
Poets of Midnight (Poets of Midnight, 2003)
All About Jazz
Get Underground
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Poetic Diversity
Red Ochre Lit
The Blue House
Prizes won: 
  • Genre Winner - SciFi/Fantasy, Creative Screenwriters Unique Voices
  • Shortlisted, Amazon Studios Writer Slam - TV Drama Pilot
  • Top 100, Table Read My Screenplay
  • Quarterfinalist, Creative Screenwriters Emerging Voices Genre Competition
  • Semifinalist, Creative Screenwriters Unique Voices
  • Special Merits Award, LIFF Screenplay Competition 
  • Finalist, Saguaro Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Neal Stephenson, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Hafiz, Octavia Butler, Arundhati Roy, Raymond Chandler, Raymond Carver, Shirley Jackson, Grace Paley, Tom Stoppard, Phillip Pullman, Milan Kundera, Michael Chabon, Donna Tartt, Bharati Mukherjee, Chitra Divakruni, Michael Ondaatje, Janet Fitch, A.S. Byatt, Banana Yoshimoto, Miranda July, Stephen King, Patrick Neate, Jane Austen, Gary Shteyngart, Chinua Achebe
What I'm reading now: 
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels, The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
American, European American, Feminist, Irish American, Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Disability, Illness/Wellness, Immigration, Incarcerated individuals, Teenagers, Women
Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
New York
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Last update: Jun 12, 2021