Amy Wright (writer)

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Amy Wright
Amy Wright Author.jpg
Born Wytheville, Virginia
Occupation Writer, Professor, Editor/Publisher
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Virginia (B.A.)
University of Colorado, Boulder (M.A.)
University of Denver (Ph.D)
Genre Poetry, Non-fiction

Amy Wright (writer) (born 1975) is an American writer and editor.

Early life and education[edit]

Amy Wright was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. She received a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia in 1997, an M.A. in English from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver.[1] In 2007, she joined the Creative Writing faculty of Austin Peay State University.[1]


Wright's poetry appears in the Southern Poetry Anthology series, Volume III: Contemporary Appalachia, and Volume VI, Tennessee.[2] Her first chapbook, There Are No New Ways to Kill a Man, was published by Apostrophe Books.[3] Her second chapbook, Farm, was published by Finishing Line Press,[4] and her third, The Garden Will Give You A Fat Lip, won the 2012 Pavement Saw Chapbook Contest.[5] Her fourth chapbook, Rhinestones in the Bed, or Cracker Crumbs, was published in 2014 by Dancing Girl Press.

Wright’s essays supporting entomophagy appear in Kenyon Review,[6] Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, and Passages North.[7] Other nonfiction has been published by Brevity,[8] Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Quarter After Eight, and Tupelo Quarterly Review.[9]


In 2007, Wright joined the editorial staff of Zone 3 journal and Zone 3 Press as Nonfiction Editor.[10]


In a review of Rhinestones in the Bed, or Cracker Crumbs for Wilderness House Literary Review, Tom Daley writes: "Flirting with cultural clichés about a particular class of people makes for a risky project, especially in poetry, but Wright probes the pigeonhole, plucks its feathers, and scoops its guano with a brave and unabashed delight."[11]


  1. ^ a b Beard, Chuck. "East Side Storytellin' 41: The Night Sara Marie Thompson and Amy Wright had Outdoor Church on Tuesday". East Side Storytellin'. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Volume 6". Southern Poetry Anthology. 
  3. ^ Wright, Amy. "There Are No New Ways To Kill A Man". Apostrophe Books. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Wright, Amy. "Farm". Finishing Line Press. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Directory of Writers". Poets & Writers Magazine. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Wright, Amy. "An Arch Under the Instep: Sven Birkertsʼ The Other Walk". The Kenyon Review. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Wright, Amy. "Mǣl". Passages North. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Wright, Amy. "The Bedroom that was a Beekeeper's House". Brevity. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Wright, Amy. "Opposite Daring: Prose Translations of Sappho". Tupelo Quarterly. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Reiter, Jendi. "Insights From Editors and Judges". Winning Writers. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  11. ^ Daley, Tom. "Review: Rhinestones in the Bed, or Cracker Crumbs" (PDF). Wilderness House Literary Review.