Amy L. Eggert

Amy L. Eggert

Amy L. Eggert is the author of Scattershot, published in 2015 by Lit Fest Press, a hybrid collection seeking to redefine and re-envision the trauma narrative.  Other work appears in several university literary journals and in Festival WriterBluffs Literary MagazineHeart, and the American Book ReviewShe has a Ph.D. from Illinois State University with a specialization in trauma theory and creative writing, and she teaches literature, creative writing, and composition and directs the Writing Center for Bradley University.  She is currently working with Jane L. Carman on a new book, Exit Interview, that explores the mindset, stigma, and aftermath of suicide.   

assistance     gone     alone with both     lonely     days without     both fluish angry needing   not
their fault     hungry   homework     nights without    can’t sleep, doesn’t      doctor says just one
pill per     small hands stretching, reaching     must watch them closely   always       loads of
laundry   hungry   exhaustion     just one pill     bedwetting wakes older   regression   consoling

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