Welcome to the official website of poet Amy Clampitt.
Clampitt's first published poem appeared in The New Yorker in 1978. In 1983, at age 63, her first volume of poetry, The Kingfisher, was published by Alfred A. Knopf to great acclaim.
In the decade that followed, she published five books of poetry. Her last book, A Silence Opens, appeared in 1994. Her Collected Poems was published posthumously in 1997.
News from the Amy Clampitt Fund
For 2015, The Amy Clampitt Fund’s selection process has changed and applications will be accepted by nomination only.
Congratulations to Jacob Shores-Arguello (2015), Safiya Sinclair (2016) and Valzhyna Mort (2016), the new recipients of the Amy Clampitt Residency Award.
Read works from former residency recipients!
Hear a story about Amy Clampitt's legacy from NPR's Morning Edition!
On this site, you can read a selection of Amy Clampitt's writings, learn about her life, and find out about upcoming events and the Amy Clampitt Residency in the Berkshires.
Photo: Amy Clampitt in London, 1949