Pushcart Prize nomination: Sestina for the Heartland

Whoa! Huge thanks to Wayne Miller and the rest of the amazing crew at Copper Nickel for nominating my its-technically-a-sestina-even-if-every-end-word-is-the-same poem "Sestina for the Heartland" for a Pushcart Prize, along with the talents of Kaveh Bassiri, Sugi Ganeshananthan, Justin Jannise, Rebecca Lehmann, and Sarah Anne Strickley! Who knows if the Pushcart folks will see fit to … Continue reading Pushcart Prize nomination: Sestina for the Heartland

NEA artist statements live

After a short delay, the National Endowment of the Arts has posted the artist statements and sample work for this year's fellows, which includes yours truly. They posted "Customer Loyalty Program" alongside my statement, I hope you'll check it out! From the statement: "Poetry thrives because it crystallizes something vital—the mind’s attempts to make sense … Continue reading NEA artist statements live

Brandon Amico the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Creative Writing Fellowship

I can't believe I'm writing these words, but truthfully I'm beside myself with gratitude for my family, friends, and mentors, everyone who has helped get me to where I am today, which is a recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship. Those who are familiar with the fellows program know this already, but for those who … Continue reading Brandon Amico the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Creative Writing Fellowship