The Red Earth MFA
Faculty & Staff
Allison Amend
My work has received awards from and appeared in One Story, Black Warrior Review, StoryQuarterly, Bellevue Literary Review, the Atlantic Monthly, Prairie Schooner, and Other Voices, among other publications. Most recently I published a novel, Stations West, which traces four generations of 19th century Jewish immigrants in Oklahoma. My short story collection, Things That Pass for Love, won an IPPY-Award. Currently, I'm completing a novel examining the intersection of art forgery and cloning, and working on screenplays. In 2010-11 I am a visiting assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

I expect that each student will gain from working with me the ability to critically examine texts in ways that help writers find solutions to their own writing struggles. Emphasis is placed on encouraging students to find their voices, serve as their own editors, and consider the ways each work contributes to their oeuvre as a whole.