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Amber Flora Thomas
Assistant Professor

Office: Bate 2141
Phone: 252.328.1396

Amber Flora Thomas is the recipient of several major poetry awards, including the Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize, Richard Peterson Prize and Ann Stanford Prize.  Her published work includes Eye of Water: Poems (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005) which won the Cave Canem Prize and The Rabbits Could Sing: Poems (University of Alaska Press, 2012).  Most recently, her poetry has appeared in Zyzzyva, Callaloo, Orion Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Literary Review, and Crab Orchard Review, among other publications.  She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998.  She joined the ECU faculty in 2012.


B.A. Humboldt State University
M.F.A. Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching

Poetry writing
Creative writing
Contemporary American Literature

Courses Taught

5850: Advanced Poetry Writing
3815: Introduction to Creative Writing