Amanda Gunn

Amanda Gunn grew up just at the edge of the woods in southern Connecticut with two older brothers. She is a poet, teacher, and doctoral candidate in English at Harvard where she works on poetry, ephemerality, and Black pleasure. Before earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, she worked as a medical copyeditor for 13 years. She is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford, was the inaugural winner of the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize honoring Jake Adam York, and is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. Her poems can be found in PoetryColorado Review, Poetry Northwest, and The Baffler

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