Hi, I'm Amy Dupcak [dupe-check]: a vegetarian Aquarian with a profound love of words. I also love fireflies, art installations, urban exploration, grunge culture, and games (chess, Jeopardy!, Nintendo, etc). I studied Writing, Film History, and other subjects as an undergrad at Sarah Lawrence College, then earned an MFA in Fiction from the New School.
I have worked as a publishing intern, video store clerk, editorial assistant, arts and music journalist, magazine features editor, high-school creative writing teacher, adjunct English professor, and writing-center tutor. I backpacked through Asia for nine months and documented some of my travels. Since 2012, I have led a variety of workshops and private sessions at Writopia Lab in NYC, primarily working with teens. I also teach and mentor adults at The Writer's Rock, act as Fiction Editor of Cagibi, and edit and tutor on a freelance basis.
In 2016, I published Dust, a collection of fourteen original stories, on Lucid River Press. In 2020, I co-edited and designed Words After Dark: A Lyrics, Lit & Liquor Anthology, and I am also the resident trivia writer for every Lyrics, Lit & Liquor event. My fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in Entropy, Phoebe, Litro, Hypertext, Sonora Review, Fringe, and other journals. My poems have appeared in Pangyrus, District Lit, Passengers, The Night Heron Barks, and Alternative Field's poetry anthology titled In Isolation.
Check out my recent Q&A for The Writer's Rock, and thanks for stopping by!