Amanda Deutch was born and raised in New York City. Her poetry has been published in The New York Times, Oversound, The Rumpus, Cimarron Review, 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center, Denver Quarterly, and many other journals and magazines. She is the author of several poetry books, most recently, Bodega Night Pigeon Riot (above/ground press, 2020) and Surf Avenue and 29th Street Coney Island (Least Weasel Press, 2018). Deutch has been awarded residencies from Footpaths to Creativity (Azores, Portugal) and The Betsy Writer’s Room (Miami, Florida). Her poems have been nominated twice for The Pushcart Prize. As the founder of Parachute Literary Arts, she conceives of large-scale gatherings of writers for site-specific public performances. Deutch lives in Brooklyn, where she works as a Library Specialist for pre-k children throughout the five boroughs and is the Executive Director of Parachute Literary Arts.