Gabby Loomis-Amrhein ’17 Receives First Book Deal

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On Wednesday, March 16, 2020, Recenter Press announced that Gabby Loomis-Amrhein, class of 2017, has been welcomed as one of their new forthcoming authors! Gabby’s poems have previously been featured in the Fall 2019 Issue of the Recenter Press Poetry Journal and can also be found in the Hoxie Gorge Review, Hematopoiesis Press, Sheepshead Review, and forthcoming in Barnhouse Journal.

Gabby is a trans farmer and naturalist who was a Literature major at Antioch. Her work explores poetry, phenology, and historiographies of body and place. She is particularly fond of birds, believes in liberation, love, pawpaws, bicycle rides, and the collective power of people to overcome the conditions that keep us down.

As stated by Recenter Press, “the poems in her forthcoming collection seek to address trans struggle and liberation in the crepuscularity of rural being. They show the country itself as queer, and that home can be found in the h/edges, among the salamanders, birds, and loam. She hopes they will serve as the field guide she needed growing up, marking the passage of time between woodcock dance and trillium bloom, a record of having been, becoming, coming out.”

To keep up with Gabby, you can find her on Instagram @birdingwhilequeer

 

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