Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2019

Amy Small-McKinney

Amy Small-McKinney won The Kithara Book Prize 2016 (Glass Lyre Press) for her second full-length collection of poems, Walking Toward Cranes. She is also the author of, Life is Perfect (BookArts Press, 2014) and two chapbooks of poetry, Body of Surrender (2004) and Clear Moon, Frost (2009), both with Finishing Line Press. She was the 2011 Montgomery County Poet Laureate, judged by poet, Chris Bursk. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals inluding, American Poetry Review, The Cortland Review, Philadelphia Stories, APIARY, and Tiferet Journal. Small-McKinney’s poems also appear in two anthologies: Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Abuse and Oppression of Women, Edited by Charles Fishman and Smita Sahay, and BARED: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts, Edited by Laura Madeline Wiseman (Les Femmes Folles Books), and is slated to be translated into Korean by Cross-Cultural Communications. Small-McKinney facilitates poetry workshops in Philadelphia.