is a poet, publisher and pornographer from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Amanda's most recent chapbooks are the 2012 chapbook Sex First & Then A Sandwich (her third chapbook with above/ground press) and Me, Medusa (Red Ceilings Press, UK, 2012). Her poetry appears in magazines such as Rampike, the White Wall Review, fillingStation, in addition to online and print journals in Australia, Canada, England, France, Ireland and the USA. Over the course of her research for this book, she has become fascinated with Montparnasse between the wars and is an avid appreciator of books, films, art and music from the era.
Awards & Grants
2014 VERSeOttawa Hall of Honour Inductee along with spoken word artist, Danielle Gregoire
2013 Ontario Arts Council Writers' Reserve Grant.
2012 City of Ottawa Creation & Production Fund for Emerging Writers; OAC WR Grants.
2011 OAC WR Grants; Shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Innovative Poetry Award for Eve, a mere roar, acollaborative manuscript with Sandra Ridley;
Shortlisted for Geist's Magazines Erasure Poetry Contest
2010 OAC WR Grant.
2009 Shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Innovative Poetry Award for Sessions from the Dream House Aria