"Amy Newman" is an United States/American poet, critic and professor. She is the author of four collections of poems, most recently Dear Editor (Persea Books), winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award. Newman's second book, Camera Lyrica, won the Beatrice Hawley Award, and her first book, Order, or Disorder, received the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize. Newman has received fellowships in poetry from the MacDowell Colony, and the Ohio and Illinois Arts Councils, and her work has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Her poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, Hotel Amerika, The Ohio Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, The Gettysburg Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Willow Springs, Indiana Review, The Carolina Quarterly, The Connecticut Poetry Review, and in anthologies including The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide To Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets In Discussion and Practice, An Introduction To The Prose Poem, Lit From Inside: 40 Years Of Poetry From Alice James Books, and The Hide-and-Seek Muse: Annotations Of Contemporary Poetry. Her poetry has been translated and published in Italy and Romania.

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