Amy Pence

Amy Pence (photo by Jerry Siegel)

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Pine Lake, Georgia


A Georgia resident for 30 years, Amy Pence has published two poetry collections Armor, Amour (Ninebark Press, 2012) and The Decadent Lovely (Main Street Rag, 2010) as well as the hybrid book [It] Incandescent (Ninebark, 2018) winner of the Eyelands Poetry Award in Athens, Greece. To launch her chapbook Your Posthumous Dress: Remnants from the Alexander McQueen Collection (dancing girl press, 2019), Pence organized a fashion/art reading featuring Atlanta poets to benefit a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis. A graduate of University of Arizona’s MFA program, she’s a full-time tutor in Atlanta and has taught poetry at Emory and in other workshop settings.

Poem in the Parks: “Trees Flee”

“Trees Flee” by Amy Pence, on the summer trail at Arabia Mountain.

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