Amanda Kelley Corbin


AA, Bluegrass Community and Technical College
BFA in Creative Writing, Morehead State University
MFA in Creative Writing, University of Kentucky


Amanda Kelley Corbin has worked as a graduate assistant, advertising sales representative, substitute teacher, newspaper reporter, delivery driver, property manager, and retail salesperson at a hardware store and at a lingerie shop. She has written more than 100 newspaper articles which have appeared in three eastern Kentucky newspapers. She writes fiction, memoir, poetry, and book reviews. Her work has appeared in The Accolade, Inscape, Kentucky Monthly, JMWW, Eunoia Review, Fried Chicken and CoffeeAmerican Book Review, Madcap Review, ​and the anthologies & Grace: Selections from Lexington Poetry Month 2015 and The Message is Sudden Thunder (2016). She co-edited the 2013 edition of Inscape ​(Morehead State University) and served as an editor-in-chief of the Summer 2017 issue of Limestone (University of Kentucky). She works at the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky and lives in Lexington with the poet Sean L. Corbin and their two sons.

Selected Publications: 


Op-Ed: "We should be more welcoming to workers with disabilities, Kentucky's untapped workforce" The Lane Report January 29, 2018
"Some Unknowable Center" Madcap Review issue 7 Review of January 2018
Stay With Me Awhile by Loren Kleinman American Book Review May/June 2017
“Donald Trump Makes Twitter Great Again: a found poem” The Messenger is Sudden Thunder: Selections from Lexington Poetry Month 2016 (Workhorse)
Review of A Tree or a Person or a Wall by Matt Bell JMWW Winter 2017
Review of The Other Side by Lacy M. Johnson JMWW Summer 2016
Review of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad JMWW Summer 2016
Review of The Universal Physics of Escape by Elizabeth Gonzalez JMWW Summer 2016
Review of The Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson JMWW Summer 2016
Review of Crash Course by Robin Black JMWW Summer 2016
“Believing” & Grace: Selections from Lexington Poetry Month 2015 (Accents Publishing)
“Of My Great Uncle” Fried Chicken and Coffee Summer 2016
“Selected Family” Eunoia Review Spring 2016
Review of Once I Was Cool by Megan Stielstra JMWW Summer 2015
Review of The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards by Rachel Mennies JMWW Fall 2014
Review of Idiopaths by Bill Rasmovicz JMWW Summer 2014
Review of Cementville by Paulette Livers and Review of Don’t Start Me Talkin’ by Tom Williams. JMWW Journal Summer 2014.
Review of Her Familiars by Jane Satterfield. JMWW Journal Spring 2014.
“Irises Live Forever”, “Song of January” and “Interviewing a Clinical Application Specialist in CT (Computed Tomography)” Inscape 2014.
“Pleasant Valley.” Kentucky Monthly’s Writers’ Showcase 2013.
“Seven a.m.” Inscape 2013.
“History.” Inscape 2012.
“The Original Singles Collection.” The Accolade 2010.

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