Amy McCann is the author of the poetry collection Yes Thorn (forthcoming from Tupelo Press, selected by Paisley Rekdal for the 2013 First/Second Book Award). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, West Branch, and Image. Recent recognition includes a 2012-2013 McKnight Artist Fellowship in Poetry, a 2014 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant, and a 2014 Pushcart prize nomination from Rock & Sling.
Raised in Illinois, she now lives in Minneapolis and teaches writing at the University of Northwestern--Saint Paul. She has an M.F.A. from Eastern Washington University.