Amy Dryansky's poems have appeared in many journals, including The New England Review, DoubleTake, The Massachusetts Review, and Nerve. Her poems are also included in several anthologies, including Sweeping Beauty: Contemporary Women Poets Do Housework (University of Iowa Press). Her first book of poems, How I Got Lost So Close To Home, won the New England/New York award from Alice James Books. She has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and awarded fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, Villa Montalvo and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Most recently, she was awarded a fellowship from the Five College Women's Studies Research Center at Mt. Holyoke College to look at the impact of motherhood on the work of women poets. She's just finished her second manuscript, The Art of Refusal, and is at work on an anthology. She lives in Conway, MA with her husband and two children, leads writing workshops in the community, and is a consultant and grant writer for arts organizations.