Amy Allara’s poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared in the following publications: Denver Quarterly, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, OR, The New Review of Literature, 26: a journal of poetry and poetics, LIT, First Intensity, Sycamore Review, and others. She received her MFA in Writing from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. In addition to the MFA, Allara acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Social Work from The University of New England. As an undergraduate, she spent a semester abroad in England at the University of Exeter.
Her chapbook Variation was published by Highway 101 Books. In 2018, her book-length poetry manuscript was selected as a finalist for The National Poetry Series. The opening section of this manuscript, A Theory of Consequence, was published by Magra Books in May 2019. Unfamiliar Terms, Allara’s second book with Magra, was published in May 2022.