Amanda Rich

“…let me be swallowed up and wrapped in saliva
until I am shining
licked clean and luminescent
the under water moon
seaweed and algae
and the crusted armor of an oyster…”


Amanda recently published her third zine, “Pearls and Amaranth,” a collection of poems exploring the intersections of race, class, age and gender as they pertain to Albuquerque, Manifest Destiny and Cake. There is also a poem about bagpipes. Her poetry has been featured in New Mexico’s Anti-Nuclear Calendar, and “The Garage Dialogues,” an Omnirootz production. Her short fiction and haikus have been published in the Weekly Alibi. She has performed poetry at Wise Fool Santa Fe, the Lobo Theatre and the corner of 5th and Copper. For the past three years she has co-coordinated Albuquerque’s 36 Hour Poetry Marathon.
Besides poet, Amanda is a farmer, community organizer and student of the accordion.

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