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

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