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two new poems online


Opening on October 16th, the art show (Un)Settled will include 51 art pieces and 21 poems — including two by Amy Wray Irish.  If you are unable to travel to Windsor, CO to see the exhibit in person, you can view it online here until Dec. 19.  Amy is excited to have her poems “What I Learned at School” and “The Horse Trainer” included in this provocative collaboration between poetry and art.

Amy’s work is also currently available in the following publications:

  • Stone Gathering (Fall 2020 issue), published by Danielle Dufy Literary.
  • Thought for Food, an anthology of Colorado poets published by South Broadway Press. Purchase a copy here.
  • The Nature of the Mother, Amy’s 2019 chapbook. There are still a few copies left in the first print run, contact Amy at to purchase.

Thought for Food

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This anthology of Colorado poets— Thought for Food—
is now available to the public. Published by South Broadway Press, proceeds from sales will be donated to the Denver Food Rescue. This non-profit collects food that would otherwise go to waste and distributes to those in need.

In addition to my own work, you will find contributions by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Judyth Hill, Jovan Mays, Mallory McHenry Jr., and Agnes Vojta.

Purchase on Lulu now for $18.

(Please note: if you have never purchased from Lulu before, you will be asked to confirm your address first.  Then you will be taken to the Thought for Food order page.)

New Work to Enjoy!

In addition to her chapbook The Nature of the Mother, you can now read “What To Do During Lockdown” at The Colorado Sun as part of their “Write, On Colorado” series.    Amy is thrilled to be included!Write On, Colorado

What are we supposed to do with all this extra time at home? According to one list of 100 recommendations, we should all learn a language. Consider some unusual languages with “What To Do During Lockdown.”

This fall, Amy’s work will also be included in:

  • Stone Gathering, published by Danielle Dufy Literary. These “portable, affordable, collectible” journals come by mail 5 times a year, and are modestly priced — $10.95 for single issues, $42 for a 1-year subscription, and $80 for a 2-year subscription.
  • Quiet Diamonds 2020, published by Orchard Street Press.  The press has “a reputation for presenting books that are both intellectually-emotionally engaging and aesthetically appealing.”
  • Waving Hands Review, published out of Colorado Northwestern Community College. Read past issues here

Amy Wray Irish

Book CoverAvailable Now:

The Nature
of the Mother

$12 +$4 s/h (via PayPal or Venmo)
To order a copy email: lunablue_girl at

Originally from Oak Park, IL (home to both Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway) Amy Wray Irish grew up immersed in Chicago’s diverse arts scene. She earned her BA in English from the University of Iowa and her MFA in Creative Writing from Notre Dame University.  After moving to Colorado, she joined Lighthouse Writers and (more recently) the Columbine Poets.

Amy Wray Irish

Amy has been published both online and in print journals. Her first book, Creation Stories, is available to peruse and purchase on Amazon. Her second book, The Nature of the Mother, was released in late 2019 by Turkey Buzzard Press.  Click the links above to find out more and read samples of her work.