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Amanda Auchter is the author of "The Wishing Tomb," winner of the 2013 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Poetry and the 2012 Perugia Press Book Award, and "The Glass Crib," winner of the 2010 Zone 3 Press First Book Award for Poetry. Her recent work appears in "The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks" (University of Arkansas Press, 2017) and "Like a Fat Gold Watch: Meditations of Sylvia Plath and Living" (2018). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College and lives in Houston, Texas. Follow her on Twitter @ALAuchter.