Sharp, Amie
Birth City: 
Jackson
Birth State: 
TN
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Assistant Professor of English and Literature
Biography: 

Amie Sharp lives in Colorado Springs and is an assistant professor at Pikes Peak Community College. Her chapbook The Sabine Women won the Emergence Poetry Prize and was published by Red Dragonfly Press. Her writing has appeared in many literary journals including Atticus Review, Badlands, Bellevue Literary Review, BlazeVOX, New Plains Review, Tar River Poetry, and Valparaiso Poetry Journal.

Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, was a finalist for the Lascaux Prize in Poetry, and has been performed at Bridgewater International Poetry Festival and Houston Poetry Fest. She spent the summer of 2018 as artist-in-residence at the Sabina Cultural Association in Casaprota, Italy.

Awards/Honors: 
Emergence Chapbook Series Poetry Prize for The Sabine Women, Red Dragonfly Press, March 2019
Finalist - The Lascaux Prize in Poetry, March 2019
Nomination - 2018 Best of the Net for "Train at Night in the Desert," Burningwood Literary Journal
Nomination - 2017 Pushcart Prize for "Taking Down the Tree," Tar River Poetry
Semifinalist - 2016 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Aware, Flare
Nomination - 2015 Best of the Net for "Garden Constellations," Lascaux Review
Anspaugh Creative Writing Award Spring 2003 - Univ. of South Florida English Department, Graduate Studies
Education/Training: 
MFA, Seattle Pacific University - MA English, University of South Florida
Organizations: 
Association of Writers and Writing Programs - Colorado Poets Center - Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Poetry - Creative Writing - Literary Publishing
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