Follow: Poems by Amy Wright Vollmar
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AMY WRIGHT VOLLMAR lives near Springfield, Missouri. She grew up in Alton, Illinois, near a branch of Wood River Creek, which made her childhood happy and wild. Amy majored in English at Monmouth College. She has taught and created curriculum at Springfield's Phelps Center for Gifted Education, where she and the First Graders often become mountain lions during recess. On foot or in a kayak, Amy Loves to explore Ozarks bluffsides, creekbeds, and rivers in search of rocks and poems.
Amy's poetry has regularly appeared in Cave Region Review and Elder Mountain: A Journal of Ozarks Studies during the past ten years. Her poem "Voices" was recently nominated for The Pushcart Prize.
Ozarks RFD: Selected Essays, 2010-2015 by Jim Hamilton
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JIM HAMILTON is a retired weekly newspaper editor and continues to write columns for several Southwest Missouri newspapers. A native of Dallas County, he earned a bachelor of arts in writing from Missouri State University and served as a journalist in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era. From January 1976 through May 2015, he was successively an editor for the Bolivar Herald-Free Press and the Buffalo Reflex newspapers, and for a short time edited Springfield! Magazine. Hamilton was inducted in 2016 into the Missouri Southern State University Regional Media Hall of Fame and the Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame.
His previous book publications include a 1994 collection, River of Used to Be: Reflections of an Ozarks Editor, and selections in Yonder Mountain: An Ozarks Anthology (2013, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville) and Elder Mountain: A Journal of Ozarks Studies (2019, Missouri State University-West Plains). The author and his wife, Martha, live on a small acreage outside Buffalo with a couple of steers, a few chickens, and a dog.