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Amy Newman

Born: in 1957
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Newman is a Presidential Research Professor at Northern Illinois University. She lives in DeKalb.

Biography: Amy Newman holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and Language from Ohio University. She has published more than 200 poems. They have appeared in The Ohio Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, The Gettysburg Review, Haydens Ferry Review, Willow Springs, Indiana Review, The Carolina Quarterly, The Connecticut Poetry Review, among others. She is also the editor of Ancora Imparo, an online journal that explores the artist as scholar and the artistic process as ongoing enlightenment.

  • """Order, or Disorder"""
  • -- Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize, 1995
  • """Other Awards"""
  • Fellowships in Poetry from the Ohio and Illinois Arts Councils

Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Camera lyrica :
ISBN: 1882295242 OCLC: 41380531

Alice James Books, Farmington, Me. : ©1999.

Dear editor /
ISBN: 0892553871 OCLC: 711051816

Persea Books, New York : ©2011.

Fall /
ISBN: 0819567086 OCLC: 55596789

Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT : 2004.

"This new book by award-winning author Amy Newman explores as its formal structure the 72 definitions for the word "fall." These poems span a narrative drama - from the creation of the world and the subsequent exile of its first inhabitants, through the downward movement of the human body in its surrender to illness and the world's gravitational pull, to the beauty in the descent of spent foliage in autumn."--Jacket.

On this day in poetry history :
ISBN: 0892554703 OCLC: 922970663

Order, or disorder /
ISBN: 1880834170 OCLC: 34334038

Cleveland State University Poetry Center, Cleveland : ©1995.