Amanda Moore is the co-editor for Poetry Sunday. Her poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies including ZYZZYVA, Cream City Review, and Best New Poets, and she is the recipient of writing awards from The Writing Salon, Brush Creek Arts Foundation, and The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Currently a Brown Handler Resident at the San Francisco Friends of the Public Library, Amanda is a high school teacher and Marin Poetry Center Board member, and she lives by the beach in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco with her husband and daughter. Author photo credit: Clementine Nelson.
Poetry

Poems by francine j. harris

By Amanda Moore
Rather than decode every reference in the poem, however, I’m eager to experience the musicality of it, to listen to the opening, and see how it squares with the poem’s first line: “The tension is in drag. the rug of hot winter rain. the droll swish tires.”
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Poetry

Crystal Williams, “Double Helix”

By Amanda Moore
The poem was written in response to the convergence of multiple artistic endeavors, each of which spoke strongly to me about history—one was the 'Migration Series' exhibit at MoMA for which the poem was commissioned, and one was the book 'The Warmth of Other Suns.'
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Poetry

Three poems from Indigo by Ellen Bass

By Amanda Moore
With a keen sense of humor that acknowledges how even our saddest moments can offer levity, Ellen Bass offers comfort and assurance in these poems, always leading us back from the brink of intense emotion with wisdom and care.
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Poetry

“Double Helix,” by Crystal Williams

By Amanda Moore
The poem was written in response to the convergence of multiple artistic endeavors, each of which spoke strongly to me about history—one was the 'Migration Series' exhibit at MoMA for which the poem was commissioned, and one was the book 'The Warmth of Other Suns.'
Read More »