Amy Beeder's poetry has appeared in many journals, including Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, AGNI, Blackbird, The Nation,  Virginia Quarterly Review, The Threepenny Review, and The Southern Review. Her fellowships and awards include a "Discovery"/The Nation Award, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, a Louis Untermeyer Scholership at Bread Loaf, a James Merrill Residency and a Witness Emerging Writer's Award.

A teacher for more than twenty years, Beeder has taught poetry at the University of New Mexico and the Taos Writers conference. She has also worked as a political asylum specialist, a high school teacher in West Africa, a freelance reporter, and a human rights observer in Haiti and Suriname.  She lives in Albuquerque.

Beeder's third book of poetry, And So Wax Was Made & Also Honey, will be out from Tupelo Press in 2020.