by Amber West
Amber West is a poet, feminist scholar, and theater-maker originally from California with roots in Tennessee. Her poems and articles have appeared in journals and anthologies such as Calyx, Puppetry International, The Feminist Wire, Furies: A Poetry Anthology of Women Warriors, and The Routledge Companion to Puppetry & Material Performance. Her plays and “puppet poems” have been performed on the east and west coasts. She earned her BA at University of California, Santa Cruz, her MFA at New York University, and her PhD at University of Connecticut. She is co-founder of the artist collective, Alphabet Arts, and director of the Puppets & Poets festival in NYC, where she is also currently Senior Grant Writer for Girls Write Now.
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