Just poetry | All poems © 2022 by Amy Nash
Who am I?
I have lived in every northern state between Massachusetts and Minnesota except for Wisconsin and Michigan, resulting in brackish poetry that mixes the Mississippi River with the Atlantic Ocean and everything between.
My poems have appeared in a range of journals, including Common Ground Review, Blood Lotus, and Northwind, and a number of anthologies, including If Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems, Adrienne Rich: A Tribute Anthology, The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home, and Legacy of Light: Poems for the Gay Head Lighthouse. I was the April 2015 featured author in The New Guard’s Bang! Author Showcase series. I have given readings on Minnesota Public Radio and at a variety of venues and events regionally and nationally, including Bowery Poetry in New York City.
I received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with honors and studied verse writing with Annie Dillard at Wesleyan University and completed a two-year apprenticeship program in poetry at the Loft Literary Center. For 12 years, I worked in book publishing for several presses, including Oxford University Press and Yale University Press. I continue to stay connected to the world of publishing by serving on the AIA Minnesota Publications Committee, currently as cochair.
I am communications manager for MSR Design, the Minneapolis architecture firm responsible for the design of Open Book (a literary and book arts center), Mill City Museum, and hundreds of libraries.
Life without poetry makes no sense to me.