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Amanda Surkont

Amanda Surkont  began her writing career at the age of 11. Her first book of poetry, Pondicherry Square, is a memoir of sorts that captures the voices and nuances of a small community of real people who have passed through Amanda’s life growing up in Bridgton, Maine.   

Her work has appeared in Nedge Magazine, Impulse, Art Life, Potpourri, Wolf Moon Press, and Puckerbrush Review and other journals. Living in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont along the shores of the Connecticut River, Amanda is passionate about literacy. When she is not writing she is actively promoting literacy among underserved rural communities.

December 26, 2012
We were saddened to learn of the passing of Amanda Surkont and extend our sympathies to her family,
her friends, and the poetry community.  We will miss her voice.

    ► Amanda's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below.


Origami Micro-chapbook

Selected Poem(s)

About Honey

The following poem appeared in a
chapbook, Nothing Happens Here,
published by the Premier Poets Series,
(some in an earlier version):
“Bridgton, Maine”
The author gratefully acknowledges the
following journals and presses where
some of these poems appeared (some in
an earlier version):
Regrets Only, Little Pear Press:
“She Sees”
The following poems appear in
Pondicherry Square:
My Mother s Mothers
About Honey


{mooblock=She Sees}

an old man with nothing.
He tends to things
in the garden, things
nobody wants to eat.
She thinks his pants
are too old and too soft,
as soft as his mind
these days. She recalls
she loved him once
when she was ten
and the other girls
in the building were
without fathers.
Amanda Surkont © 2009