Amanda Ngoho Reavey

I am a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee pursuing a doctorate in Creative Writing-Poetry as well as a graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies.

I am also a college instructor teaching First Year Composition courses, a Poetry Fellow at Black Earth Institute, and a regular contributor for The Mighty, a digital health community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and disabilities.

My debut experimental poetry novel, Marilyn (The OS, 2015), won the Best Book Award in Poetry from the Association for Asian American Studies in 2017. My creative work often explores identity, adoption, place, and liminal spaces.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2008 and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University in 2014.

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