Amy Gerstler

Amy Gerstler’s book of poem Index of Women will be published by Penguin Random House in April. Her previous books of poetry include Dearest Creature, Ghost Girl, Medicine, and Crown of Weeds. Her book of poems Bitter Angel received a National Book Critics’ Circle Award in 1991. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. These include The New Yorker, Poetry, Paris ReviewAmerican Poetry Review, several volumes of Best American Poetry, and The Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry. She teaches at University of California at Irvine.

  • Earth, Temple, Gods

    A woman's feet, in lace-up sandals made of stone.
  • Ruler of Everything

    The Ruler of Everything proclaims blood-colored
  • A Terribly Sentimental Fork

    As unmined silver,
  • The Suicide’s Wife

    inhabits an invisible island
  • Late Portrait

    Dried flowers everywhere. Greeting cards. China plates hung on walls, showing a