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Amy Newman

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Amy Newman
Born1957 Edit this on Wikidata (age 64)
OccupationPoet Edit this on Wikidata

Amy Newman is translator, American poet, and professor. She is a Presidential Research Professor at Northern Illinois University.


She graduated with a Ph.D. in English Literature and Language from Ohio University.

She is the author of five collections of poems, most recently On This Day in Poetry History (Persea Books). Her other books include Dear Editor, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award, fall, Camera Lyrica, winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award, and her first book, Order, or Disorder, which received the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize.

Newman has received fellowships in poetry from the MacDowell Colony[1] and the Ohio and Illinois Arts Councils. In 2015 she was awarded the Friends of Literature Prize from The Poetry Foundation for her poem "Howl."

Her poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines, including The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, Hotel Amerika, The Ohio Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, The Gettysburg Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Willow Springs, Indiana Review, The Carolina Quarterly, and The Connecticut Poetry Review, and in anthologies, including The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets In Discussion and Practice, An Introduction To The Prose Poem, Lit from Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books, and The Hide-and-Seek Muse: Annotations of Contemporary Poetry. Her poetry has been translated and published in Italy and Romania.

Newman was named the poetry critic at the Chicago Sun-Times in October 2006 and in the same month served as online Poet-in-Residence for the British newspaper The Guardian.[2] She has published articles on the poets Agha Shahid Ali, W. S. Merwin, Jean Valentine, Adrienne Rich, and Theodore Roethke.


She lives in DeKalb with her husband, Joe Bonomo.

Published works

Full-length poetry collections


  • The Sin Sonnets: A Redouble (Scantily Clad Press, 2009)[3]
  • The BirdGirl Handbook (Green Tower Press, 2006)[4]


  1. ^ "The MacDowell Colony: Index of MacDowell Fellows". Archived from the original on 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  2. ^ "NIU> Office of Public Affairs: NIU News > NIU English Professor is new poetry critic for newspapers on both sides of the pond > October 16, 2006". Archived from the original on March 16, 2009. Retrieved May 28, 2009.
  3. ^ Scanitly Clad Press Website
  4. ^ Green Tower Press Website Archived 2014-08-19 at the Wayback Machine


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