Amy Shimshon-Santo

Writing Our Own History & the Writers Who Shaped Us, Sunday, May 7 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Dr. Amy Shimshon-Santo is the author of Catastrophic Molting (Flowersong Press, 2022), Even the Milky Way is Undocumented (Unsolicited Press, 2020), and the limited edition chapbook Endless Bowls of Sky (Placeholder Press, 2020). Amy has been nominated for an Emmy Award, three Pushcart Prizes in poetry and creative nonfiction, a Rainbow Reads Award, and was a finalist for the Nightboat Book Poetry Prize. She has penned numerous peer-reviewed essays published in GeoHumanities; Education, Citizenship, and Social Justice; Imagining America; SUNY Press; UC Press; Journal of Writers Project Ghana; and the Illinois Open Publishing Network. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, ArtPlace America, Zócalo Public Square, Entropy, Tilt West, Boom CA, Yes Poetry, and more. Amy has edited two books amplifying community voices: Et Al. (co-edited with Genevieve Kaplan, IOPN, 2022) and Arts = Education (UC Press, 2010), and co-authored the poetry epistolary The Ocean Between Us with A’bena Awuku Larbi.

Books That Make a Difference: The Black Maria, Aracelis Girmay; Escandalo de Miel, Gioconda Belli; The Source of Self Regard, Toni Morrison; Eichmann in Jerusalem, Hannah Arendt; The Art of Mindful Living, Thich Nhat Hanh; Elite Capture, Olúfẹ́ mi O. Táíwò.