Amanda Ngoho Reavey (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a teacher and poet who has taught community workshops since 2006. She is author of Marilyn (The Operating System, 2015), which won the 2017 Best Book Award in Poetry from the Association for Asian American Studies. Her poems and essays appear in Construction Literary Magazine, Anthropoid, TRUCK, and Evening Will Come, among others. She received her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, and is a Certified Journal to the Self Facilitator through the Center for Journal Therapy as well as a Reiki Master Teacher.
From 2016-2018, she published chapbooks and one hardcover coffee table book through the now-closed small press, Tea & Tattered Pages. Believing that our stories are sacred stories, she now teaches workshops through her project, RestoryNation.
Currently, Amanda is a Poetry Fellow at Black Earth Institute, a creative writing teacher at OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute, a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and a member of the National Association for Poetry Therapy.