Ama Birch                                          


Ama Birch is the author of "(Spirit),” "The Bird Trade,” "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," "Faces in the Clouds," "Sonnet Boom!," "Ferguson Interview Project," and a video game available for Android, "Space Quake by Ama Birch." She has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts Performance from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the California Institute of the Arts. Birch has been published by Grove Atlantic, great weather for MEDIA, Autonomedia, A Gathering of the Tribes, Vail/Vale, Vitrine, Insert Blanc Press, Live Mag!, Fell Swoop, Apricity, Belladonna* Collaborative, Spiral Editions, Columbia University, Luigi Ten Co., and The Brooklyn Rail. Birch did a residency at the Atlantic Center of the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida where she recorded a spoken word album entitled “Fresh Pond Road”. Birch was awarded a New York City Arts Corps grant and a Creatives Rebuild New York Guaranteed Income grant. She lives and works in New York City. In 2024, the "Ferguson Interview Project" audiobook was released on Spotify to help spotlight the 10th anniversary of Michael Brown Jr.’s murder. Currently, she teaches a poetry workshop at Poetry Project.