Now Available!

22 Jul
The day is here!  My second book, The Wishing Tomb, winner of the 2012 Perugia Press Award, is now available for sale from Perugia Press!  Buy it here!



Advanced Praise for The Wishing Tomb:


The Wishing Tomb is a lyric history of New Orleans’ beauty and brutality, both human and environmental. Amanda Auchter is a poet of rare elegance and dexterity who writes just as movingly about gunshot as she does the markings of brick-scratch left on the tomb of Marie Laveau. Every city deserves the subtle attention of such a poet, a poet brave and nimble enough to touch every line of the city’s rough, loved, and disastrous skin.” —Katie Ford


“In these textured, deftly-crafted stanzas, Amanda Auchter romances the grit, the rampant spice, the twang, the mystery, the brick, the swelter, and the insistent hallelujah conjured by the Crescent City. This sparkling, defiant love story pays tribute to NOLA on the upswing, while remembering how often it has teetered on the edge of descent.” —Patricia Smith


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One Response to “Now Available!”

  1. Karen July 22, 2012 at 6:15 PM #

    Just ordered my copy! 🙂

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