About

Amie 2020-62Amie Whittemore is the author of Glass Harvest (Autumn House Press) and Star-Tent: A Triptych, forthcoming from Tolsun Books in 2023. She is the 2020-2021 Poet Laureate of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a 2020 Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate Fellow, and  Reviews Editor at Southern Indiana Review.

Through her laureateship she is partnering with Southern Word to offer Write with Pride, a series of poetry workshops and open mics for LGBT+ teens in Rutherford and Davidson counties.

She is Director of MTSU Write, a from-home, one-on-one creative writing certificate program as well as a lecturer in the English Department at Middle Tennessee State University. She holds degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (B.A.), Lewis & Clark College (M.A.T.), and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (M.F.A.). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Gettysburg Review, Blackbird, The Missouri Review Poem of the Week, Cold Mountain Review, and elsewhere.

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