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Amy Small-McKinney is the author of two full-length books and three chapbooks. Her newest chapbook, One Day I Am A Field, was published by Glass Lyre Press (April,2022). Her second full-length book of poems, Walking Toward Cranes, won the Kithara Book Prize (Glass Lyre Press, 2016). Small-McKinney’s poems also appear in several anthologies, for example, 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium, Edited by Matthew E. Silverman and Nancy Naomi Carlson (Ashland Poetry Press). 2019, her poem “Birthplace” received Special Merits recognition by The Comstock Review for their Muriel Craft Bailey Poetry Contest, judged by poet, David Kirby, and again, 2021 for her poem, “Bench, Ducks, & Inn,” judged by poet, Juan Felipe Herrera.  On 10/2/23, her poem "Love/Furious" appeared in Verse Daily. Her poems have also been translated into Korean and Romanian.  Her book reviews have appeared in journals, such as Prairie Schooner and Matter. Small-McKinney is a member of Yetzirah: a hearth for Jewish poetry. She has a degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from Drexel University and an MFA in Poetry from Drew University. She resides in Philadelphia, where she has taught community poetry workshops, both privately and as part of conferences, as well as independent students.

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