Amy Lemmon

New York, United States

Member Since: 02/01/2011

Amy Lemmon is the author of two poetry collections—Fine Motor (Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Press, 2008) and Saint Nobody (Red Hen Press, 2009)—and co-author, with Denise Duhamel, of the chapbooks ABBA: The Poems (Coconut Books, 2010) and Enjoy Hot or Iced: Poems in Conversation and a Conversation (Slapering Hol Press, 2011). Her poems and essays have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Rolling Stone, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Verse, Court Green, The Journal, Marginalia, and many other magazines and anthologies. Awards include a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship, the Elliston Poetry Prize, the Ruskin Art Club Poetry Prize, and scholarships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, West Chester Poetry Conference, and Antioch Writers’ Workshop. She is Professor of English & Communication Studies at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and Poetry Editor of the online literary magazine 




Twitter Username: @theSaintNobody


  • Saint Nobody , Red Hen Press (2009)
  • Fine Motor , Sow's Ear Poetry Review Press (2008)
  • ABBA: The Poems (w/Denise Duhamel) , Coconut Books (2010)
  • Enjoy Hot or Iced: Poems in Conversation and a Conversation (w/Denise Duhamel) , Slapering Hol Press (2011)


  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching(2005)
  • Ruskin Art Club Poetry Prize(2007)
  • FIT Faculty Excellence Award(2015)


  • Chairperson, English & Communication Studies at Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY (August 2000 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English/Creative Writing from Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Master of Arts in Engilsh/Creative Writing from University of Cincinnati
  • Doctoral Degree in English/Creative Writing from University of Cincinnati

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry