Amber West

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Dr. Amber West teaches academic, professional, and creative writing for UCLA Writing Programs and University Extension. Her areas of interest include poetry, public humanities, puppetry, abolition feminism, and hip-hop. She has published two books of poetry, Hen & God (The Word Works, 2017) and Daughter Eraser (Finishing Line Press, 2015), as well as scholarship in the Journal of Research on Women & Gender, Puppetry International, the Routledge Companion to Puppetry & Material Performance, among others. Her recent public humanities work includes Whitmania, the largest commemoration of Walt Whitman’s bicentennial west of the Mississippi. West is a proud member of UC-AFT and mother of two.