Amanda Russell is a native East Texan who has been writing poetry since childhood. She studied English and Philosophy at The University of Texas at Tyler, receiving a BA in English. She worked as a writing consultant before moving to Lincoln, Nebraska. These days she puzzles about life while standing at her kitchen sink washing dishes somewhere in New York’s Hudson Valley where she lives with her husband, two children and a labra-hound named Lilly.
Her debut chapbook, Barren Years, was published by Finishing Line Press (2019). Her poems recently appeared or are forthcoming in journals and magazines such as Trailer Park Quarterly, First Literary Review-East, South Florida Poetry Journal, Chronogram, and The Lincoln Underground as well as the anthology Mightier: poets for social justice.
When she is not busy with her family, she enjoys spending time connecting with friends, gardening, writing, sewing and other creative endeavors.