Amy's Bio

Amy Letter is a writer and artist whose work has appeared in...(more)

Student Info



Amy Letter


Published Work

“Sound Space” in Louisiana Literature, Volume 33, Number 2, 2016 (print)

“The Lighted Globes” in Gigantic Worlds Science Flash Fiction Anthology, Eds. Lincoln Michel and Nadxieli Nieto, Gigantic Books 2015 (print)

“Teaching Creative Writing for New Media” chapter in Creative Writing in the Digital Age. Eds. Clark, Hergenrader, & Rein, Bloomsbury Books 2014; US Release: March 24, 2015 (print)

Review: Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher, The Rumpus, September 25, 2014

Review: Gruesome Spectacles by Austin Sarat, The Rumpus, May 2, 2014

Review: The Isle of Youth by Laura Ven Den Berg, The Rumpus, December 17, 2013

Punnett,” and “Art,” in Yew Journal, January 2013

“The Founders of the Illustrious City” in Puerto Del Sol, Fall 2012 (print)

“Blue Alyssa and the Sad Gray Crab” in PANK, February 2012
Short Story accompanied by audio file and “ask the author” blog interview (May 7, 2012)

“Ladies Represent: Amy Letter” on We Who Are About to Die, April 13, 2012 (capture via

“Other Talents: ‘Doing Creative Writing’” a chapter in Teaching Creative Writing Ed. Elaine Walker, Creative Writing Studies/The Professional and Higher Partnership, 2012 (print)

“Escaping Isn’t What it Used to Be: Review of Ana Menendez’s Adios, Happy Homeland!,” Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, Fall 2012

Interview with Ana Menendez, in The Rumpus, August 2011
- Reprinted as “An Interview with Ana Menendez by Amy Letter” in the Harper Collins “PS” section of the paperback edition of Menendez’s The Last War, June 2010 (print)

“Diethel Phthalate” in Methods of Being, Number 8 (2011)

“Universal Translator” in The Rumpus, 2011 National Poetry Month Project, Day 10 (also included as part of the Sound Art show at the 18 Rabbit Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 29-February 26, 2011)

Collaborative Fiction: “Pushcorpse” in No Colony, #3 (with 64 other authors), 2010 (print)

“The Scarlet ‘SW’ for Sex Worker” (Front Page Feature) The Rumpus, September 2010

“Oh So Furry: The Rumpus Interview with Kilcodo” (Front Page Feature) The Rumpus, July 2010

“The Story Behind the Furry” essay in The Rumpus, July 2010

“The Exile and the Nomad are Cousins” review of The Last War and interview with author Ana Menendez (Front Page Feature) The Rumpus, May 2009

“Madison in Dreams” in Louisiana Literature, Volume 26, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2009 (print)

“Gator Girl” in Fringe Magazine, Special Environment Issue, March 2009 (capture via

“Tempting Frances” in Quarterly West, Number 67, Fall/Winter 2008/9 (print)

“All’s Fair” in Cutthroat, Vol 5, 1, Summer 2008

“Invidia” in SPECS, Vol 1, 1, 2008 (print)

“On Earth” autobiographical story in Relief, Vol 2, 3, July 2008 (print)

“The Last Days of Princess” in Louisiana Literature, Vol 25, 1, Spring/Summer 2008 (print)

“Venus Envy” in Fringe Magazine, Issue 13, December 2007 (capture via

“The First Christmas” in Electric Yeti, Special Holiday Issue, Winter 2005 (print)

“June Bug” in Electric Yeti, Summer 2005 (lost)

“Destination” in Perigee Vol 3, 2 (lost)

“Clara Belby: Last Tale of the Barefoot Mailman” in Scrivener’s Pen, Vol 5, 3, 2005 (capture via

“Gone in 30 Seconds” script, video / DVD released by in 2004

“Ceramic Buck” in Louisiana Literature, Vol 19, 2, Fall/Winter 2002 (print)

Public Readings/Exhibitions/Panels/Etc.

RTFM, presentation of work-in-progress created while Aritst-in-Residence at the Media Archaeology Lab, Counterpath, Denver, Colorado, November 30, 2014

Conference of the Associated Writing Programs (AWP) panel “Brave New Media: The Promises and Pitfalls of Teaching Creative Writing for Digital Environments,” March 1, 2014

“This is not my project, or, How I learned to stop worrying and looove my plans getting shot to hell,” half-hour talk and demonstration of project-in-progress, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, February 21, 2013

Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts; reading sponsored by the Electronic Literature Organization, performance of excerpt from “The Singing Ape (Life in Pink)” with associated media program; September 29, 2012. Video here (“The Singing Ape” starts at about ~40 minutes)

Symposium on Science, Technology, and the Humanities, with Mark Vitha and Martin Roth, Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, Drake University, March 30, 2012

Writers and Critics Series, Cowles Library Reading Room, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa: “Blue Alyssa and the Sad Gray Crab” October 26, 2011

Sound Art at the 18 Rabbit Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 29-February 26, 2011: “Universal Translator” (video installation)

Focus the Nation: The Environment, poetry reading, Broward College Library, Davie, Florida: “Hope (forgive me),” “The Ones I Love, and Texas,” “Florida 2050,” “The Biggest Jazz Funeral in History” 2008

Below Sea Level Conference, Saint Augustine, Florida: “The Last Days of Princess” 2008

Public Reading for New Faculty, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida: “Anchor and Hope” 2006

University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas, “All’s Fair” 2001

Contact Amy Letter