• I started a go fund me to help pay for my MFA college tuition

    August 6, 2019 by

    Hi Everyone, Recently I was rejected for a scholarship that I was hoping would cover the last 3 credits (each credit in my grad program is $1,000) of my graduate school requirements for this upcoming academic year. In addition to a tribal scholarship and a fellowship that helps fund my tuition, I will be possibly… Read more

  • Self portrait as a Saguaro

    June 20, 2019 by

      Sometimes I feel like you A flowering hosh, has:an, saguaro Breathing in the rocky sand A bright, boiling star eyes my waxy, sprinkled skin I look at you and I can feel the prickled Toothpicks stand on my skin Just like when I see the hosh of my eye I feel like you before… Read more

  • Long thoughts on life in the sky between Phoenix and Oakland

    May 7, 2019 by

    Must I art? What if I decide to unart? Live the life Of a model minority Not fucking up shit Not breaking one’s toxic masculinity Not writing Not crying Just surviving Taking nice pictures And looking clean Brushing my hair Pores are flawless Dark circles are caked and concealed Not being moody Living that so… Read more

  • Winter 2018.

    December 27, 2018 by

    ♦♦My musings hover above, a lilac amber horizon stirring into honey lavender clouds with bits of creosote flashing into the sweetness of the sky♦♦ ♥Elliot Smith- Angel in the snow♥

  • For the people, By the poet interview

    November 28, 2018 by

    Hey ya’ll I was interviewed by poet Rashaad Thomas for the University of Arizona poetry center blog titled For the people, By the poet. You can read my interview here. Ahéhee’! -Amber M.

  • Graduate school

    October 25, 2018 by

    My hips happily feel the air As I walked down play dough pavements And around cement trees My knees feel the humidity As I bend in momentum Crushing the potato chips leaves beneath me Two years sound like a long time To bend my knees away from my lover My mother and my brother Writing… Read more

  • To all my girls of color (may you find a lover)

    September 18, 2018 by

    May you find a lover so wonderful They bring not one but three kombuchas for you when you call in sick And make loose leaf tea for you just because May you find a lover so wonderful They understand what boundaries mean without having to google it later And stay true to them May you… Read more

  • Californian Change

    August 30, 2018 by

    Life has been a whirlwind of hopes, fingers crossed and a transporting of many boxes up and down three flights of stairs. I recently left my job in Phoenix, Arizona to pursue my Master of fine Arts in creative writing with an emphasis in Poetry at Mills College in Oakland, California. It may be one… Read more

  • My cactus

    July 23, 2018 by

    The sands of our skin melt into each other Like roasted velvet mesquite created by the hands and stones of his people, desert folk,                                           my Ha:sañ                … Read more

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