AMANDA GALVAN HUYNH (she/her) is a Xicana writer and educator from Texas. She is the author of a chapbook, Songs of Brujería (Big Lucks September 2019) and Co-Editor of Of Color: Poets’ Ways of Making: An Anthology of Essays on Transformative Poetics (The Operating System 2019). Her debut poetry collection, Where My Umbilical is Buried, is forthcoming in March 2023 with Sundress Publications. Amanda has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, and Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net. She was a 2016 AWP Intro Journal Project Award Winner, 2018 Best of the Net Winner, a finalist for the 2015 Gloria Anzaldúa Poetry Prize, and a finalist for the 2017 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Her poetry can be read in print and online journals such as Hayden’s Ferry Review, Puerto del Sol, The Southampton Review, and others.
Amanda earned her MFA in Poetry at Old Dominion University, BA in English at the University of Texas at Arlington, and BA in Biology at the University of Texas at Dallas. Currently, she is a doctoral student in English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
In the past, she has taught poetry workshops at The Muse Writers’ Center, and with Writers in the Schools (WITS – Houston). Her writing has been supported by fellowships and scholarships from MacDowell, Storyknife, Vermont Studio Center, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Sundress Academy for the Arts, New York Summer Writers Institute, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Monson Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and others.