Amy Schutzer

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Amy Schutzer’s second novel, Spheres of Disturbance, was published in April 2014 by Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press. Her first novel, Undertow (Calyx Books, 2000), was a Lambda Literary Award finalist, a Violet Quill Award finalist, and a Today’s Librarian “Best of 2000” Award-winner. She is the recipient of an Astraea Foundation Grant for Fiction and a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Finishing Line Press published Taking the Scarecrows Down, a chapbook of her poetry, in 2011. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of national literary reviews and magazines including Portland Review, Fireweed, Beloit Journal, Sinister Wisdom, The G.W. Review and Hurricane Alice. She has worked as a U.S. Postal Carrier, a cashier, a bookkeeper, a legal assistant, and Nabisco factory worker.

She has lived in Oregon for thirty-four years, which makes her third growth according to forest standards.  In the urban wilds of SE Portland, she makes a home with her partner Pat. Rounding out the household are one cat and one dog, and a menagerie of houseplants.

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