Amy Newman is currently an Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and Language. Newman's first book, Order, or Disorder, received the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize in 1995. She has received fellowships in poetry from the Ohio and Illinois Arts Councils, and her work has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Her poems appear in such journals as The Ohio Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, The Gettysburg Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Willow Springs, Indiana Review, The Carolina Quarterly, The Connecticut Poetry Review, and elsewhere.