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Amber Flora Thomas

Title: Associate Professor
Office: Bate 2141
Phone: 252.328.1396
E-Mail: thomasam@ecu.edu


Amber Flora Thomas is the author of two collections of poems: EYE OF WATER, selected by Harryette Mullen as the winner of the 2004 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and THE RABBITS COULD SING, selected by Peggy Shumaker for the Alaska Literary Series in 2011. A recipient of the Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize, Richard Peterson Prize, and Ann Stanford Prize, her poetry has appeared most recently in Zyzzyva, Callaloo, Orion Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Literary Review, and Crab Orchard Review, among other publications. Her third collection, RED CHANNEL IN THE RUPTURE is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2018. She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998. She joined the faculty in 2012.


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

Research Interests

Poetry writing
Creative writing
Contemporary American Literature

Courses Taught

ENGL 6840: Advanced Poetry Writing
ENGL 5850: Advanced Poetry Writing
ENGL 4840: Advanced Poetry Writing
ENGL 3815: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 3840: Introduction to Poetry Writing
ENGL 3410: Introduction to Poetry
ENGL 2815: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 2000: Interpreting Literature
ENGL 1000: Appreciating Literature
ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing