"I can't imagine/anything/more beautiful/than the cold depths,/ whales/settled//into darkness,/huge muscled questions/stacked/on sand—/a kind of preservation."

—"Whale Fall"


Amanda Hawkins’ poetry and creative nonfiction has been nominated for the Orison Award, two Pushcart prizes, and won the Editors’ Prize for Poetry at The Florida Review. Her work can be found in Boston ReviewCrab Orchard Review, The Cincinnati Review, Orion, Terrain, and Tin House




Hawkins is also a recipient of the Bakeless Nason Scholarship from Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference and scholarships from Key West Literary Seminar and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. She holds a MA in theological studies from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, and teaches composition, creative writing, and poetry in Northern California.