Amy Clampitt (1920–1994) was born and brought up in New Providence, Iowa, graduated from Grinnell College, and from that time on lived mainly in New York City. Her first full-length collection, The Kingfisher, published in 1983, was followed in 1985 by What the Light Was Like, in 1987 by Archaic Figure, and in 1990 by Westward. A Silence Opens, her last book, appeared in 1994.
Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry: Amy Clampitt and Richard Deming
Lisa Russ Spaar appreciates the second books of Amy Clampitt and Richard Deming....