This Choice: Amy MacLennan

This Choice is Who You Are has been my mantra these past years: a mantra for becoming the person I want to be. I believe that choosing to live with the attention that poetry demands is a good start.

In the podcasts, I look to other artists to learn from their experiences.

I ask poets how their work with poetry influences the choices they make in their daily lives, and how these, in turn, affect their sense of self and their relationships.

How are they using the experience of art to shape The Good Life for themselves?


AmyMacAmy MacLennan’s work has been published in Cimarron ReviewConnotation PressFolioHayden’s Ferry ReviewLinebreakPoet’s MarketRiver StyxSouth Dakota ReviewSpillwayThe Pedestal Magazine, and Wisconsin Review. She sits on the board of Chautauqua Poets & Writers in Ashland, OR. Amy is the Editor of Cascadia Review, the Managing Editor of The Cortland Review, and a poetry editor for Bone Bouquet. She has published two chapbooks: Weathering (Uttered Chaos Press, 2012), and The Fragile Day (Spire Press, 2011). She was featured in July, 2016, on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor and in September, 2016, on Verse Daily. Her full-length collection, The Body, A Tree, was published by MoonPath Press in April, 2016.

Upcoming readings:

Saturday, April 8, 2017.
Inland Poetry Prowl, Ellensburg, WA

Friday, April 28, 2017, 1pm.
KSKQ radio interview, Ashland, OR
Sunday, July 9, 2017, 7pm.
Studio Series, Stonehenge Studios, Portland, OR
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 7pm .
First Draft Writers’ Series, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR

Original music and artwork by Karl R. Powell.

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