Alan T. Sugiyama High School, Evergreen High School, Nathan Hale High School
Amy Hirayama is a UW Bothell Creative Writing and Poetics M.F.A. candidate who is currently working on her thesis. She is a former middle school teacher who worked in South Seattle for seven years. Amy uses writing as a way to explore her mixed-race Hapa identity, imagine spaces of belonging for herself and connect across difference. Born in the Pacific Northwest, she finds inspiration in the beauty of this region. Amy is a 2021-2022 Imagining America PAGE Fellow. Her poetry can be found in the fall/winter 2021 issue of Strait Up magazine as well as the forthcoming chapbook Hariboetry.