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  • So excited to have 2 poems in The Guardian today next to amazing poems by 20 other poets (including Melissa Studdard, Rita Dove, Patricia Smith, Lynn Melnick, Kaveh Akbar, Shane McCrae, Craig Santos Perez, Steph Burt, Jane Hirshfield, Cornelius Eady, John Yau, Muriel Leung, Matthew Zapruder, Hanif Abdurraqib, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Srikanth Reddy, Bob Hicok, Bhanu Kapil, and Paul Guest). We riffed on “The New Colossus” in response to recent controversy. Special thanks to Jane Spencer for the invitation!


    Please read the poems at The Guardian (click here)!



    Amy King collaborated with the Guardian to curate this collection of poems. She is the author of five books of poetry, received the 2015 WNBA award, is a founding member of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and teaches Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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