Amanda Gunn is a poet, teacher, and PhD candidate at Harvard where she studies poetry, ephemerality, and Black pleasure. Raised in Connecticut, she worked as a medical copyeditor for 13 years before earning a master of fine arts degree in poetry from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. She was recently named a Stegner fellow and was the inaugural winner of the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize honoring Jake Adam York. Her work can be found in Poetry, Colorado Review, Poetry Northwest, and The Baffler. amandagunn.com Twitter: @amandathegunn
"Things I Didn't Do With this Body and Things that I Didn't" was previously published in Lana Turner.
Amanda Gunn has two poems out in the May issue of Poetry magazine https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/155800/mystic.
Text of today’s poem and more details about our program can be found at: deerfieldlibrary.org/queerpoemaday/
Queer Poem-a-Day is directed by poet and teacher Lisa Hiton and Dylan Zavagno, Adult Services Coordinator at the Deerfield Public Library. Music for our series is from Excursions Op. 20, Movement 1, by Samuel Barber, performed by pianist Daniel Baer. Queer Poem-a-Day is supported by a generous donation from the Friends of the Deerfield Public Library. Queer Poem-a-Day is a program from the Adult Services Department at the Library and may include adult language.