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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Amy Sayre Baptista  

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Genre: Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Sayre Baptista has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and teaches Humanities at Western Governors University. She lives in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Amy Sayre Baptista's writing has appeared in The Best Small Fictions (2017), Corium, SmokeLong Quarterly, Ninth Letter, The Butter, Alaska Quarterly Review, and other journals. She was a SAFTA fellow (2015), a CantoMundo Poetry fellow (2013), and a scholarship recipient to the Disquiet Literary Festival in Lisbon, Portugal (2011). She performs with Kale Soup for the Soul, a Portuguese-American artist's collective, and Poetry While You Wait (Chicago). She is a co-founder of Plates & Poetry, a community arts program focused on food and writing.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 1625578709. OCLC Number: 1049796932

Black Lawrence Press . .