I'm up for anything these days & against any kind of prescriptive limit. The work itself determines what it will become, whether a long poem, prose poems, visual poems or form poems or poems that can't really be called poems at all. I wish to learn, to play & to explore & connect with others. 

Interviews about Judith: Women Making Visual Poetry

Johanna Drucker, Amanda Earl, and Joakim Norling speak to Clara and Anthony Etherin about the book on the Penteract Press Podcast, March 29, 2021


CKCU FM Friday Special Blend: Amanda Earl speaks to Susan Johnston, June 4, 2021


Full House Literary Magazine: Amanda Earl speaks to JP Seabright, June 13, 2021

The Poetry Show on Radio Boise with Daphne Stanford, June 13, 2021

Virtual poetry readings

Welcome to Upper Zygonia, a reading from an excerpt of my work in progress, sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets, February 28, 2021.

from the 19th floor - Sessions from the DreamHouse Aria, sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets with funding for the project by the Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants Program and Recommendation by Coach House Books.

Live from Babel Tower: for one magical night only, a reading with CAT CHONG | AMANDA EARL | MATTHEW HAIGH, January 17, 2021.

from the 19th floor, March 15, 2020 Periodicities Journal.

from The Milk Creature and Mother Poetry, March 17, 2020 Distantia Remote Reading Series.

Reading Gwendolyn MacEwen's the Red Bird You Wait For, March 20, 2020, For the Dead Poets Reading Series

Latest essays:

The Dyzgraphxst, Canisia Lubrin in Periodicities, a journal of poetry and poetics, April, 2020

Talking Poetics: From One Invisible Woman to Another on the Ottawa Poetry Newsletter blog.

Sandra Ridley, my poetic (m)other in ManyGenderedMothers.

Sentenced to Poetry: Fullness as Accumulation and Rebellion in the Prose Poem published by Flat Singles Press

Latest chapbooks:

En Fer, a long poem about a love affair (Ghost City Press, New York, August, 2020)

Lament: Doll (Ethel Zine & Micropress, Philadelphia, USA, 2020) [cover photo: Lucia - the Ottawa-Carleton County Home for Fractured Dolls and Other Broken Toys] 

Aftermath or Scenes of A Woman Convalescing (above/ground press, Ottawa, 2019).

Review by Jessica Drake-Thomas (February, 2020)

Romans (Where Is the River, Toronto, Ontario, 2018)

Revelation (Timglaset Editions, Sweden, 2018)

John 1, 2 and 3 (The Blasted Tree, Calgary, Alberta, 2018)

The Book of Ruth (Simulacrum Press, Hamilton, 2018)

The Book of Mark (above/ground press, Ottawa, 2018)

glowing review by Eileen R. Tabios in Galatea Resurrects 2018

"The Book of Esther" (Puddles of Sky Press, Kingston, 2017)

"wintered" (shreeking violet press, Ottawa, 2017)

"Lady Lazarus Redux" (above/ground press, Ottawa, 2017)

Greg Bem writes a lovely review of the chapbook on GoodReads.com

Michael Dennis writes a glowing review on Today's Book of Poetry.

"Electric Garden" (Tree Press, Ottawa, 2017)

"I Owe St. Hildegard The Light" (unarmed press, Minnesota, 2016)

"Queen Christina" (Ghost City Press, New York, June, 2016). Available here as a free or PWYC download. 

 "firstwalks of the year" was published in April, 2016 by In/Words Press out of Carleton University in Ottawa. Thanks to the In/Words editors & to the artist, Jess Aylsworth for her hand-made heart map of Ottawa & illustrations of some elements in the poems. thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for the funding & Hamilton Arts & Letters for recommending the work.

Available from Chaudiere Books: Kiki

Chris Turnbull's wondrous videopoem from my poem "until even now"

Interviews and poetic statements are here:

RED SKIES interview.  (December, 2020)

Cannot Predict Now: an interview series by Katy Telling (October, 2020)

The Art of Writing 35 in Talking About Strawberries All the Time (October, 2020)

Chaudiere Books: Six Questions (March, 2020)

Train Poetry Journal interview (January, 2020)

Blood Orange Tarot interview (January, 2020)

TPQ5 - my current favourite poetry books. (January, 2020)

The Power of Poetry #61 (29/08/2019)

The Wombwell Rainbow Interview (17/07/2019)

my (small press) writing day (15/09/2017)

An interview by Poetry Now in anticipation of Battle of the Bards (03/29/2017)

Chaudiere Books year in review features a few of my fav things, books, places, events from 2016.

Vallum Magazine's 2016 Year in Poetry Part 2 - i recommend a few writers, books & give advice on publishing outsiders.

rob mclennan interviews me about "After Vasko Popa," a series published in Touch the Donkey.

Volodymr Bilyk interviews me about my process & all kinds of things over on Zouch Magazine.

Poets Online Talking About Coffee, Queen Mob's Teahouse, Interview with Russell Bennetts

Amish Trivedi asks me about my workspace in Where Do You Write, My Lovely

We Who Are About To Die: Ian Whistle asks me some fine questions & an excerpt from Saint Ursula's Commonplace Book

Trial by Social Media, Little Brother and Thought Control - a statement of poetics, Evening Will Come, the Volta, Canadian feature curated by rob mclennan.

Emily Uruliak interviews me on CJSW 90.9 FM Writers' Block about Kiki

rob mclennan's Jacket2 notes on my poetry, including excerpts from Saint Ursula's Commonplace Book.

My interview with the Literary Press Group; includes an interview with my Chaudiere Books designer, Christine McNair

A short interview with rob mclennan about Kiki

Author Spotlight, Amanda Earl - Chaudiere Books

Amanda Earl - Poet, Writer, Visual Artist, a video interview by Liana Voia

Amanda Earl - On Paper with Lucy Morrissey (February 2013)

The Proust Questionnaire, with Amanda Earl

Q& A with Amanda Earl


www.ottawater.com Issue 5.0




Kiki (Chaudiere Books, 2014)




Ghost City Press, En Fer; 2020, Syracuse, New York

Ethel Zine, Lament: Doll; 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

above/ground press, Aftermath or Scenes of A Woman Convalescing, 2019, Ottawa, Ontario

above/ground press, Lady Lazarus Redux, 2017, Ottawa, Ontario

shreeking violet press, wintered, 2017, Ottawa, Ontario

Tree Press, Electric Garden, 2017, Ottawa, Ontario (Tree Press Chapbook Award: Judge Stephen Brockwell)

unarmed, I Owe Saint Hildegard the Light, 2017, St. Paul, Minnesota

Ghost City Press, Queen Christina, 2016, Syracuse, New York

In/Words Press, firstwalks of the year, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario

above/ground press, A Book of Saints, 2015, Ottawa, Ontario

dusie Kollective, A Book of Miracles, 2015, USA

the Red Ceilings Press, me, medusa, 2012, Derbyshire, UK

above/ground press, Sex First & Then A Sandwich, 2012, Ottawa, Ontario

Laurel Reed Books, Kiki (excerpts), 2010, Mt. Pleasant, Ontario

above/ground press, The Sad Phoenician’s Other Woman, 2008, Ottawa, Ontario

Book Thug, Welcome to Earth, 2008, Toronto, Ontario

above/ground press, Eleanor, 2007, Ottawa, Ontario

Friday Circle, Blood Orange, 2003, Ottawa, Ontario




Osmosis, January, 2021; G U E S T 14, the Entanglement Issue, edited by Michael Sikkema (above/ground press, December, 2020). Ottawater.com Issue 16 (October, 2020) The Babel Tower Notice Board (October, 2020); The Pi Review (August, 2020); Robert Kroetsch: A Collected Biography, the TypeScript (July, 2020); Juniper: A Poetry Journal, Summer issue (June, 2020); Queen Mob’s Teahouse (May, 2020); Metapoetry http://iiii.comicgenesis.com/metapoetryanthology.pdf (January, 2020); Ethel Zine Volume 4, August 2019;  Touch the Donkey, Spring 2019; Ghost City Review, November 2018 https://ghostcitypress.com/november-2018-1/ Poemeleon, Canadian edition, August 2018 http://www.poemeleon.org/canadian-issue-toc/

Memoir Mixtapes, Volume 5, June, 2018 https://memoirmixtapes.com/vol-5-freestyle/

Conjuration, Coven Editions Ottawa, Ontario, June, 2018; UnlikelyStories.org USA http://www.unlikelystories.org/content/love-a-guided-remix, March 2018; Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Videogames and Loneliness, http://queenmobs.com/2018/02/videogames-loneliness-jo-ego-i/ February, 2018 UK; Brave New Word Magazine, https://bnw-mag.blogspot.com/2017/11/amanda-earl-etc-remix.html January, 2018 Ukraine; The Maynard, http://themaynard.org, April 2017, Vancouver, British Columbia;Canadian Literature, 228/229, March 2017, Vancouver, British Columbia

Vallum, Issue 13.2, Winter, 2017, Montreal, Quebec; Canthius, Issue 3, Winter, 2017 Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario; Touch the Donkey 10, July 2016, Ottawa, Ontario; the Windsor Review, Volumes 48 No 2 (2016) & 42, No 1 (2009), Windsor, Ontario ; Arc Poetry Magazine, #77, 2015, Ottawa, Ontario;

Matrix Magazine, #102, 2015, Montreal, Quebec; Rampike, 21:2, 2014, 19:2 2010. 16:2 2008, Windsor, Ontario; fillingStation, ; number 51, 2012, number 42, 2008; Calgary, Alberta; In/Words (Carleton University English Department) 2017,  2014, 2012, 2008) Ottawa, Ontario; Outlandish Zine, Toronto and New York City, 2014; the Puritan, 2012 (online); Sunfish, a poetics of exploration (UK) 2011;

Spirits Magazine, Indiana University Northwest, Vol. 21, Issue 1 2011; unarmed journal, #64, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA 2011; PRECIPICe, Volume 3, Issues 1 & 2, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2010; Van Gogh’s Ear, Volume 6, Paris, France, 2009; the Whitewall Review,  Issue # 33, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario 2009; the New Chief Tongue, Laurel Reed Books/Kemeny Babineau, 2009, Mt. Pleasant, Ontario; Peter F. Yacht Club No. 9, January, 2008; League of Canadian Poets, Poetry Without Borders Blog, first, excerpt from November  http://lcpnationalpoetrymonth2008.wordpress.com/, April, 2008’

some assembly required, pooka press, April, 2008; Peter F. Yacht Club No. 11, May 2008; happy birthday warren dean fulton, dirty packrat press, June, 2008); Tattoo Highway- http://www.tattoohighway.org/, August, 2008; Peter F. Yacht Club, No 12, September, 2008; Usethesewords.com, issue 1, October, 2008; In/WordsMagazine, Carleton University, November 2008; www.unlikelystories.org January 2007;

www.ottawater.com 3.0 January 2007 (invited by editor rob mclennan); Heat Literary Journal, University of Ottawa, January 2007; broadsheet #260, above / ground press, April 2007;Peter F. Yacht Club # 7. April 2007

Listenlight, listenlight.net july 2007; photobooth broadside poetry series, pooka pres, summer, 2007;

Ditch Poetry, www.ditchpoetry.com August 2007 issue; Holy Beep, Holy Beep!, filling Station Publications Society, summer, 2007;Peter F. Yacht Club No. 8, October, 2007; Sentinel Poetry: http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/0106/amanda_earl.html, January, 2006; Out/words # 2, January 2006;

The Breath.com, February 2006; In/Words, Issue 5. 3, February 2006; www.abstractreflections.com: e-book with art and poetry, February 2006; http://thegreenmuse.org/june06/june06p7.html, June 2006;

Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, 2006 Volume III, June 2006; Variations IV: Diagrams, September 2006

www.logalia.com October 2006; Dusty Owl Quarterly, Vol 1, Issue 2, March 2005; I See A Darkness, Sorrowland Press, 2005; Jalapeno Diamond, Sorrowland Press, 2005; Antipatico, http://antipatico.tk, Spring 2005; Gloucester Spoken Art, Instant Anthology 2005 (invited by editor Asoka Weerasinghe);

Deconstruction Quarterly, June 2005; Jones Ave., June 2005; Ascent Aspirations, November 2005;

Pyschic Rotunda IV/V, November 2005; Latchkey.net, December 2005 (Featured Poet); Starfish 3: A Quarterly Publication of Surrealist Poetry, December 2005; Poems-for-all.com, December 2005; The Dusty Owl Quarterly, Vol 2, Issue 1: December, 2005; Spire Poetry Poster, Volume 1, No. 4, February 2004 (invited by editor Kristy McKay); The Erotica Readers and Writers Association www.erotica-readers.com, May/June 2004;

Erosha, www.erosha.net May, 2004; Leafpress, May 2004 www.leafpress.ca; Lust: Quills Annual Erotica Supplement, 2004; Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, Fall 2004; Pouet Cafée Fall/Winter 2004

Yawp, October 2004; Peter F Yacht Club, Number Three, October 2004, Peter Norman and Melanie Little, eds (invited by editor Melanie Little); top write corner, www.topwritecorner.com, winter’s release 2002;

The Bereaved Families of Ontario, 2002; Steel Point Quarterly, www.steelpoint.net, 2002;

Yawp, University of Ottawa English Department, 2001;




Could This Be The Last Time?: A Collection of Poems on Pandemics, Places and Everything (Apt. 613, 2020)


Poetry Pause, (League of Canadian Poets, January, 2019); Heartwood, Poems for the Love of Trees (Toronto, Ontario, 2018); Release Any Words Stuck Inside of You (Applebeard Editions, Saskatchewan, 2018); Poem-in-your-pocket-day 2017, League of Canadian Poets and Academy of American Poets

the bird, philomela, battleaxe press, Ottawa, Ontario, 2016

Pipelines proposal, Creekstone Press, Smithers, BC, March, 2012

Air Out/Air In: 21 Poets for the Guatemala Stove Project, Phafours, Ottawa, Ontario, 2011

AFTER THE MOUNTAIN: The A.M. Klein Reboot Project Montreal, Quebec, Synapse, 2011

The Enpipe Line, 70,000+ kilometres of poetry written in resistance to the Enbridge Northern Gateway, 2011

Rogue Stimulus, Mansfield, Press, Toronto, Ontario, 2010

Pith and Wry: Canadian Poetry, Susan McMaster, Ed., Scrivner Press, Sudbury, Ontario, 2010

Otoliths, Issue Eighteen, Part One, Otoliths USA 2010

 the bleed, 0.1 (Avantexte, USA) 2011

Foreplay: An Anthology of Word Sonnets, Friday Circle, 2004

Thursday Heroes, A CD, Café Nostalgica, 2003


A Time of Trial, Hidden Book Press (CD), Brighton, Ontario 2002

abecedarian, Friday Circle Press, University of Ottawa, 2002



above/ground press – I think with my lips (2018)

Whisky Jack Press –  untitled (2017)

Three Bats Press – daily grace 1 (2017)

Battleaxe Press – the Pataphysics of Internet Dating (2017)


If you wish to purchase a book or chapbook, please go to the publishers' sites or contact me directly.
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