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Amber McBride

Assistant Professor, General Faculty

Bryan Hall 140E



MFA Emerson College, 2012
BA James Madison University, 2010


Ploughshares: “Sweet Disposition” (Winter 2013)
Provincetown Arts: “I Sing This Song Every Night” (August 2013)
Pretty Owl Poetry: “Abracadabra” (Spring 2018)
Rust+Moth: “Slow Dance Furious” (April 2018)
Toe Good Poetry: “These Things Happen” (July 2018)
DecomP Magazine: “Black Witch Moth” (March 2018)
Blackbird: “For Colored Kids Building up Their Bones” (Fall 2019)
The Boulevard: “Trespass” & “Call Me Mama Wata” (Spring, 2020)
The Rumpus: Forthcoming (Fall, 2020)
The Cincinnati Review: Forthcoming (Fall, 2020)


Liz Szabla at Feiwel and Friends has acquired, in a two-book deal, Me (Moth), a YA novel in verse, and an untitled YA novel by debut author Amber McBride. Me (Moth) features Moth, the granddaughter of a Hoodoo Rootworker, who thinks she is invisible, and a Navajo boy named Sani, who is the only one who really sees her, and what happens when they take a road trip and discover that their families were connected long before they were born. Publication of the first book is set for fall 2021; Rena Rossner at the Deborah Harris Agency did the deal for North American rights.