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If I Don't Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings. Skyhorse Publishing, 2019.

My Body, My Words: A Collection of Bodies. Big Table Publishing, 2018.

Fat Girl, Skinny. Big Table Publishing, 2016.

Bangs. Big Table Publishing, 2014.



“Shrapnel,” Creative Nonfiction, Issue 77: Resilience. (Spring 2022).

I Consider Myself a Feminist... Scary Mommy (November 2021).

I Didn’t Want the Killer to Take Everything From Me. The Cut (February 2019).

"How Adjunct Teaching is Like Dating..." Emrys Journal (January 2019). *Nominated for Best of the Net

6 Sandy Hook Survivors Faith, Healing, and Forgiveness.” HuffPost (December 2018).

"Why My Job as a Teacher is So Dangerous." Scary Mommy (December 2018).

Writing the Truth in Memoir.” Brevity (May 2016).



A Recipe for Learning to Accept Your Body.” Motherwell Magazine (August 2020).

A Mother in Pieces.” Eckleburg, Issue 21 (June 2020). 

Holding the Pain.” Longreads (July 2019).

One Week.” The Citron Review (March 2019).*

“God is in the Belly.” Her View from Home (September 2018).

"Sequoia Sempervirens." Easy Street (September 2017).

"Object Permanence." Easy Street (July 2017).

The Fat Girl’s Guide to (Not) Getting Pregnant.” Feminine Collective (November 2016).

"The Universe between Us." Feminine Collective (July 2016).

"Slow Motion." PoemMemoirStory (January 2015).**

The Measure of Us.” The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review (November 2012).

Bedtime.” Hippocampus Magazine (October 2012).

“My Life as a Local Band Groupie.” The Rusty Nail (June 2012).

My Love Affair with Gatsby.” The Lit Pub (November 2011).

The First Time.” Hippocampus Magazine (May 2011).

“Belly Shots.” PANK (February 2011).

“Choices.” You & Me Magazine (February 2010).

“Bad Connection.” The Journal of Truth and Consequence (2009).

“Arsenic and Old Lace.” Oak Bend Review (2009).

“Roses.” The Short Humour Site (2009).

“What I Wish I Knew,” Twins Magazine, June 2007 (credited as Amye Barrese)

**Notable, Best American Essays 2016.




"This is 39." Feminine Collective (2017-2018).

"Revising Mommy." Mothers Always Write (April 2016).

"BookMarks." Electric City: The 570 (2013-2014).




"Blast." Mothers Always Write (October 2015).

"Poetry Suite." NAILED Magazine (June 2014).

"Pot." Boston Literary Magazine (June 2013).*

“Riding in Jeeps with Men.” Heavy Feather Review (August 2012).

“Washing Dishes.” The Rusty Nail (June 2012). 

“Found.” H_ngm_n (April 2012).

Pockets.” Right Hand Pointing August 2011).

“Couples Only.” Word Fountain (May 2011). 

“Who I Am in a Traffic Jam.” Boston Literary Magazine (September 2010).

“Po-Tee” and “Tire Fire.” Word Fountain (2010).

“The Arrival of the Swingset.” Gloom Cupboard (October 2009).

“Tilt-A-Whirl.” Writer’s Bloc (2009).

"What if My Father Were a Poet?" PANK (2009).

“The Poet’s Prayer.” The Battered Suitcase (September 2009).

“The Witching Hour.” Oak Bend Review (2009).

“I am Dead In Your Bed.” The Ampersand Review (2009).

*(Nominated for a Pushcart Prize)




A Shotgun Life. Big Table Publishing, 2012. 

No One Ever Looks Up. Pudding House Press, 2007.




Abigail Thomas' What Comes Next and How to Like It. Brevity, 2015.

Beverly Donofrio's Astonished. Brevity, 2013.

Lauren Zuniga’s The Smell of Good Mud. PANK, 2012.

Kelle Groom’s I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl. Brevity, 2012.

Laura Ellen Scott’s Death Wishing. Necessary Fiction, 2011.

Dawn Leas’ I Know When to Keep Quiet. PANK, 2011.

Adam Mansbach’s Go the Fuck to Sleep. PANK, 2011.

Nick Flynn’s The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands. Provincetown Arts Magazine, 2011.

Jim Higley’s Bobblehead Dad. Hippocampus Magazine, 2011.

Patricia Harman’s Arms Wide Open. Hippocampus Magazine, May 2011.




An Interview with Linda Joy Myers. For Hippocampus Magazine, December 2011

An Interview with Beverly Donofrio. For Hippocampus Magazine, October 2011

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