Amanda Lovelace

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Amanda Lovelace
EducationBA in English
Alma materKean University
Notable worksThe Princess Saves Herself in This One The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One
Years active2016-now

Amanda Lovelace is an American poet who was named Goodreads Poet of the Year.[1][2] She is the author of the Women are some kind of magic series, most notably the Goodreads Choice Award-winning The Princess Saves Herself in This One.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Lovelace graduated with a BA in English and a minor in sociology from Kean University in May 2017.[5] She identifies as queer.[5]


Lovelace initially self-published the first installment in her women are some kind of magic series, The Princess Saves Herself in This One in 2016, and was ultimately picked up by the American publisher Andrews McMeel, who published the other two volumes as well.[6]

According to Lovelace, this series aims "to show the rich inner lives of women with a focus on our hidden everyday struggles."[2] Although The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One "speaks so explicitly to our current moment," the volume was actually completed before the revival of the #MeToo movement.[2] Despite that, Lovelace notes that, "Witch is still very much my #MeToo book. It will also not be the last one.”[2] She has listed Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and The Handmaid's Tale as influences.

Lovelace also wrote Things That H(a)unt. The first installment, To Make Monsters Out of Girls, came out in 2018. The text "explores the memory of being in an abusive relationship" and "poses the eternal question: Can you heal once you’ve been marked by a monster".[7]


  1. ^ PHAREL, PHANESIA (December 23, 2016). "An Interview With Goodreads Poet of the Year Amanda Lovelace". Affinity Magazine. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  2. ^ a b c d Miller, E. Ce. "Your Favorite Insta Poet Just Released A New Collection About Female Anger & It's A Must-Read". Bustle. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  3. ^ Griffin, Sakara (April 12, 2018). "Another spin on the princess fairy tale". Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ "It's time for you to give poetry another chance". Everett, Washington: HeraldNet. April 10, 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b says, Robert Newman (2017-04-25). "Spotlight On: Amanda Lovelace". The College Juice. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  6. ^ "Interview with Amanda Lovelace | YARN". Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  7. ^ "to make monsters out of girls". Retrieved 2019-03-06.

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