Amy Bobeda

Adjunct Instructor
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Visual Arts Department
MFA, Naropa University, BA UC Santa Cruz, Cosmetology License, Alameda Beauty College
BA Creative Writing, BA Visual Arts
Poetry in Theory / The Contemplative Artist / Writing Seminar I & II

Amy is a multidisciplinary artist originally from the Central Coast of California. With degrees in theater, cosmetology, and creative writing, her work spans many genres and mediums from film and fashion art to illustration and poetry. Her works have been exhibited, read, and watched in the US and abroad. Menstruation, the origins of culture, and Native American prose, poetry, and pottery are central to her artistic practices. She’s an alum of Mud House Residency & Writers Workshop Paris. Her work explores myth, fairytales, dreams, and ecology. She is the author & illustrator of Red Memory (Flowersong Press), What Bird Are You? (Finishing Line Press) and Mi Sin Manitos (Ethel Press).

  • Red Memory: The Poetics of Menstruation, Lecture with Radical Anthropology Group, UCL : (2021), Joining Threads Across Time: The Origin of Language Through Menstruation, Lecture with Coalition for Community Writing (2021), Creative work can be seen/read in: TYPO Magazine, DQ Fives, Ecotheo Review, Columbia Review, Landlocked Magazine, and elsewhere.

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