Amanda Gunn is a recipient of the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize Honoring Jake Adam York and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She received her MFA in poetry from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, and is currently a PhD candidate in English at Harvard University where she studies Black poetics and Black pleasure. Her work appears in, or is forthcoming from, Lana Turner, L.A. Review of Books, Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, Adroit Journal, Poetry Northwest, The Baffler, Southern Humanities Review, and others.

(Photo: Moon Duchin; Light Art: Floor van de Velde)