About the Author:

Amanda Russell is a poet and stay-at-home mom who lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York. She enjoys thinking and writing about issues of relevance to women, as well as musing on her experiences so far as a parent. She loves to bring out the existential in the everyday and walk the dog at sunrise.

Articles, Interviews, Publications and Readings:

Keep Yer Hat On Poetry Reading, 1 September 2021, on zoom

New York City Poetry Festival 2021, Calling All Poets Reading, Algonquin Stage, 24 July 2021, View here.

Calling All Poets Series Live Stream @ Green Kill, May 13, 2021, View here.

forthcoming poems in The Lincoln Underground: Quarantine Issue, August 2021

 Chronogram, January 2021, “Train Play”

SpiritFirst.org 2020 Meditation and Mindfulness Poetry Contest, Winner of Editor’s Choice Award, “Muir Woods: Entering the Cathedral”

Mightier: poets for social justice, Calling All Poets Series and Editor Poet Gold, “The Up-slide” and “Dear Lady Liberty”

Social Unity Vol. 1, Issue 2, Celebrate 845 online zine, 4 Dec 2020

Next Year’s Words, a New Paltz Reader’s Forum, via Zoom (20 May 2020)

Social Unity Vol. 1, Issue 1, Celebrate Womxn 845 online zine, 1 May 2020

Calling All Poets Series at Roost Studios, New Paltz, NY (6 March 2020)

University of Texas at Tyler Literature and Languages Newsletter, Fall 2019, “#BreatktheSilence Together”

Interview with Thea Gioe of The Space Between: a Journey

Article about Barren Years by Cara Martinisi of Christian’s Red Balloon

Guest blog post for Nicole Pyles’s World of My Imagination, “Nobody Talks About This! So Why Would I?”

Interview with Nicole Pyles from World of My Imagination

Amanda Russell’s first chapbook, Barren Years, debuted in Summer 2019 from Finishing Line Press. Order now at www.finishinglinepress.com or www.amazon.com!