Amy Beeder is the author of Burn the Field (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006). A new book, Now Make An Altar, will appear from the same press in early 2012. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, The Nation, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, AGNI, and other journals. She has received the Discovery/The Nation Award, a Bread Loaf Scholarship, and a Witness Emerging Writers Award. She teaches poetry at the University of New Mexico.
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