Amy Peterson holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and a BA in Philosophy from University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Modern Painters magazine, Poets & Writers magazine, Pierogi Press, Brooklyn Review, Center for Digital Storytelling, and elsewhere. She has received writing fellowships from the Sacatar Foundation in Bahia, Brazil, Fundacion Valparaiso in Almeria, Spain, The Julia and David White Artists Colony in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica, and the Ucross Foundation in Ucross, Wyoming. She has taught in the Language, Literature and Culture Department at MICA since 2006. She previously taught writing and literature at Goucher College and Brooklyn College. She lives in Waverly with her dog Sadie.