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Amy Fleury, Professor of English

Amy Fleury, Professor of English

B.A., M.A., Kansas State University, Manhattan; M.F.A., McNeese State University
Amy Fleury ENFL

Kaufman, 212A

(337) 475-5194

Special Responsibilities

  • Director, MFA Program
  • Coordinator, Poetry Reading Series

Selected Works

  • Sympathetic Magic (poems). Southern Illinois University Press, 2013
  • Reliquaries of the Lesser Saints (poetry chapbook). RopeWalk Press, 2010
  • Beautiful Trouble (poems). Southern Illinois University Press, 2004
Amy Fleury is a native of Nemaha County in rural northeast Kansas. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous journals, including American Life in Poetry, Writer's Almanac, 32 Poems, Copper Nickel, North American Review, The Southeast Review, Crazyhorse, 21st, and The Yalobusha Review. Beautiful Trouble was the winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her second collection of poems, Sympathetic Magic, won the Hefner Heitz Book Award. She has been a recipient of the Nadya Aisenberg Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, a Kansas Arts Commission fellowship in poetry, and an Amy Clampitt Residency Fellowship. For ten years she was a professor at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, teaching creative writing and literature. Since 2008 she has taught in the McNeese M.F.A. program, which she currently directs.