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Visiting Writer Series:  Amanda Larson

Amanda Larson author of Gut

Amanda Larson will be reading from her poetry debut, Gut.

"Methodically unsentimental in its examination of trauma and recovery." —Mark Bibbins, judge of the 2022 Norma Farber First Book Award

"Memory serves as a lens through which the self and desire are scrutinized and mourned; at the center of this formally inventive debut is the body, which, once violated, guts open consciousness, and creates an excruciating, slippery unraveling."—Aria Aber, author of Hard Damage

"Imagine the story of a sexual trauma told solely by what happened to its victim afterward—not physically but philosophically." —Sarah Manguso, author of 300 Arguments

Amanda Larson's first book, Gut, was selected by Jericho Brown as the winner of the 2020 Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Contest and was awarded the 2022 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in fugue, Washington Square Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Adirondack Review, and other publications. Amanda teaches poetry at Cedar Crest College.

Past Visiting Writers

Hawa Allan
Pan-European MFA Alumni
Eduardo C. Corral
Annia Ciezadlo
Xuan Juliana Wang
Bathsheba Monk
Karan Mahajan
Staceyann Chin
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Mindy Mejia
Peter Streckfus
Heather H. Thomas
Jeffrey Greene
Amit Majmudar
Robert Antoni
Alison Wellford
Jenny Offill
Iggy McGovern
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Ru Freeman
Bim Angst
Bathsheba Monk
David Kent
Jean Kwok
Amra Brooks
Peter Chilson
Rachel Hadas
Harry Humes
Jorie Graham
Lee Upton
Lisa Zeidner
Jennifer Gilmore
Ben Winters
Danielle Evans
Mary Jane Nealon
Paul Martin
Ruth Knafo Setton
Billy Collins
Galway Kinnell
Mark Doty
Len Roberts
Edwin Romond
Don LoCicero