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AMY ROOST CREATIVE

Together, we can change the world.

 

HOST OF HAZARD

Amy is the host of the podcast series, Hazard, coming soon to Critical Frequency Network. Hazard illuminates the environmental realities that impact marginalized people in underserved communities. Specifically, Hazard focuses on the harmful effects of the potent neurotoxin chlorpyrifos that is sprayed on over 800,000 acres of crops (and nearby residents) in California’s Central Valley.  

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AUTHOR OF FORTHCOMING MEMOIR

Who We Might Have Been is what happened to the adopted infants who became daughters, partners, mothers, and now in reunion are sisters in spirit. The side-by-side narrative offers parallel glimpses into their lives, each replete with both personal crisis and boundless resilience while simultaneously serving as a metaphor for America’s race problem. Just as the two women seek to embody an idealized self that never existed, so too does America seek to accept and integrate the darker facets of its history, be open to seeing the suffering it has caused and move forward with an open acknowledgment and acceptance of its imperfect past.

 

EDITOR OF FURY

"Thirty-eight women. Thirty-eight essays. Thirty-eight shouts of rage, whispers of hope, confessions, and confrontations. Thirty-eight ways to proclaim the truth, reclaim our bodies, and find our true selves. These essays are written by smart, engaging, and articulate women who share personal insights on the 2016 presidential election as they attempt to make sense of a world that is suddenly less safe and less humane." ~Windy City Reviews

"Fury reminds us that we should all, nevertheless, persist." ~Foreword Reviews

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PORTFOLIO OF WORK

Personal Essays|Articles|Podcasts

Publishers Weekly, March 2020

Talk Poverty, 2019

Narratively, 2019 Editor's Pick

Human Parts, 2019

Human Parts, 2019

Snap Judgment, 2018

Snap Judgment, 2017

NPR Illinois, 2019

 

CONTACT AMY

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unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness or
suicide or murder,
don't do it.

Charles Bukowski