Collections, published work

Micro-Chap Out Now!

My debut micro-chapbook, SPACE SPECTACULAR, is out today from Ghost City Press!

The chap is free on their website, and any donations you make will come directly to me.

SPACE SPECTACULAR is a collection of poems that enact a sort of call and response between Earth and Space. Some of the poems suppose what happens outside of our galaxy and some call out to other planets in our solar system. It was an incredible experience to research and write these poems, many of which appear in my longer manuscript, STAR FACTORY, which is currently looking for a home.

Thank you to the wonderful editors at Ghost City Press and to all my current and future readers.

I hope you enjoy!

Print version of SPACE SPECTACULAR by Amanda Stovicek
SPACE SPECTACULAR print version available!

National Poetry Month

I have undertaken the #napomo challenge of writing a poem a day for the whole month of April. I will be updating this post with my prompts/inspirations for each day. Follow along if you like!

April – National Poetry Month – Poem-A-Day Challenge

1 – Serqet, Egyptian goddess of Scorpions & crater on Ganymede

2 – “Agatha” by Dorothea Lasky & two children running around my apartment’s pool

3 – Stumbled upon a list of American English Proverbs & wrote on a few

4 – “Aries” Mug by Jack Dadd for Dunoon and Astrology

5 – Jupiter’s South Pole

6 – Greta Wrolstad’s poem “This One Is About Pain” tweeted by sam sax & a memory of being catcalled on my way to return library books

7 – The Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle & “Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Hawthorne

8 – Kurzgesagt’s Time: The History & Future of Everything

9 – Am I living up to my name? (Names, Birth, & Scars)

10 – Corona, Rust, Virus, Tulip, Flare, & Yellow

11 – Wendy Xu’s Tweet & Random Word Generator

12 – #NationalGrilledCheeseDay & This Idea

13 – Adrian Matejka’s Map to the Stars & Major Lazer’s Cold Water

14 – Random Classic Art Gallery & Death and the Maiden by Egon Schiele, 1915

15 – Star remnant from an old American flag & the current president

16 – Sherlock & the Grimm fairytale, Snow White

17 – Kelli Russell Agodon’s 30 Writing Prompts for National Poetry Month (Prompt #1) & Tumor by Anna Leahy

18 – Zen Rituals & the nature of smoke

19 – Ars Poetica // Writer’s Block (took 19 days for it to hit!)

20 – Seeing old friends after a long time

21 – I missed this day 😦

22 – Two-fer to make up for 21: Earth Day & travelling far from home

23 – Salamander in folklore and legend & the two definitions of Nebula

24 – Rosetta Probe GIF

25 – New Notebook from Target & “Dark Horoscope” by Libby Burton

26 – 👽 Alien Day 426

27 – How sunburn sneaks up on you

28 – Thalassophobia

29 – Centos using other poems’ titles

30 – The Last Day! Writing a “thank you, poetry” poem