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 has lived in four different states since 2012 and benefited from generous writing communities in various places including Lincoln, Nebraska and New York’s Hudson Valley. Currently, she lives with her husband, two children and a labra-hound named Lilly in western New Hampshire.
Her debut chapbook, Barren Years, was published by Finishing Line Press (2019). Her poems recently appeared 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.