Amy Wright

Poet Information

Amy Wright

About the Poet

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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. Her essays appear in Brevity, Fourth Genre, Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, Waveform: Anthology of Women Essayists, and elsewhere.

Her published works include Think I'll Go Eat a Worm, Rhinestones in the Bed, or Cracker Crumbs (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), The Garden Will Give You A Fat Lip (Pavement Saw Press, 2012), Farm (Finishing LinePress, 2010), There Are No New Ways to Kill A Man (Apostrophe Books, 2008), Cracker Sonnets (BrickRoad Poetry Press, 2016), Creeks of the Upper South (Unicorn Press, 2017), and Everything in the Universe (Iris Press, 2016)

She is the Senior Editor of Zone 3 journal and has twice been awarded Peter Taylor Fellowships to the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop. She has also received an Individual Artist Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and a fellowship to Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

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Virginia City or County Affiliation

Wytheville, Virginia

Current City/State of Residence






Published Works or Performances

  • Think I'll Go Eat a Worm. Iris Press, 2019.
  • Creeks of the Upper South. Unicorn Press, 2017.
  • Cracker Sonnets. Brick Road Poetry Press, 2016.
  • Everything in the Universe. Iris Press, 2016.
  • Cracker Crumbs in the Bed. Rhinestones, Dancing Girl Press, 2014.
  • The Garden Will Give You a Fat Lip. Pavement Saw Press, 2012.
  • Farm. Finishing Line Press, 2010.
  • There Are No New Ways To Kill A Man. Apostrophe Books, 2008.

Selected Individual Poems or Performances

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Amy Wright