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Amber Flora Thomas

Where: Fairbanks
Genre(s): poetry, literary nonfiction, children's literature
Job(s): Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
Online:
 • www.alaska.edu/people

Email: amber.thomas@alaska.edu

Favorite Places in Alaska: My home in the Goldstream Valley

Bio: Amber Flora Thomas is the recipient of several major poetry awards, including the Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize, Richard Peterson Prize and Ann Stanford Prize. Her published work includes Eye of Water: Poems (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005) which won the Cave Canem Prize; The Rabbits Could Sing: Poems is forthcoming from the University of Alaska Press in 2012. Most recently, her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Orion Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Literary Review, Southern Poetry Review, and Crab Orchard Review, among other publications. She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Books:

  • The Rabbits Could Sing (poems), University of Alaska Press, 2012
  • Eye of Water (poems), University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005

Availability:
Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, lectures, editorial services, manuscript consultation
Audience:
I work with young writers (elementary and secondary school), university writers, and community writers
Special Interests:
I have a particular interest in African American issues and GLBT issues.

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Listing last updated: July, 2011

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