Amy Allara’s poems, essays and book reviews have appeared in the following publications: LIT, Denver Quarterly, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, The New Review of Literature, 26: a journal of poetry and poetics, First Intensity, Sycamore Review, OR and others. She received her MFA in Writing from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. In addition to the MFA, Allara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Social Work from The University of New England.
Amy currently lives and writes in Pennsylvania. Her chapbook Variation was published in 2010 by Highway 101 Books. She has been named a finalist for the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the New Rivers Press MVP Award, the St. Lawrence Book Award and most recently a semi-finalist for the Beatrice Hawley Award.