Poetry & Creative Nonfiction

Essays (Creative Non-Fiction)

“MyGrandmaWasARadical,” Tiferet Journal, Spring 2017. Nominated for 2017 Pushcart Prize. (Background on the essay: “Reclaiming Women’s Histories of Activism.”)

“Teaching Public Scholarship: Jacqueline Leavitt’s Living Legacy”, Critical Planning Journal, Vol 23, 2018.

“Understanding Creative Vitality Through Data,” Sotheby’s Institute of Art with the Western Arts Alliance, 2018.


Mantra para votar / Mantra to Vote,PCC Inscape Magazine (2018)

“Mandala to Unravel Deception” and “Attention,” Issue Six: The Parapraxis, Full Blede (2018)

“Ontology of Feeling” and “Wishbone,” Awkward Mermaid Lit Mag (2018)

“Hopscotch,” Yes Poetry (2018)

“Good Fuck Poem (A Definition)”, Rose Quartz Journal (2018).

Borderless” Lady Liberty Lit (2018). Nominated for 2018 Best of the Net.

“The Descendent” Zocalo Public Square (2017).

Naked CongressLady Liberty Lit (2017).

“(Of Course) we are in the same room,” Spectrum 3 (2016).


Summer of Mourning (2015)

#ElaraMoves (2015)

Empty Nest (2013)

Democracy (2012 / Letterpress)

Alphabet Quest (2012)

Writing with Nina (2011) for National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program at the William Grant Still Art Center.

Speaking in Signs (2010)

Tree Fruit (2009)

Literature Review

Writers Read: Ocean Vuong’s Night Sky With Exit Wounds,” LunchTicket, May 22, 2017.


“Mother Artist” poem / print exhibited in Breaking in Two, Pacific Standard TimeLA Times review of Breaking in Two. (2012. Letterpress Broadside)


“Podcast with Amy Shimshon-Santo and Brittany Fields” from the Imagining America podcast series #IA Shares  on iTunes, GooglePlay, or Stitcher.

Blog Features

Reclaiming Women’s Histories of Activism,” Medium, 2017.

This Thanksgiving, I’m Grateful for Immigration Reform,” Medium, 2014.

“Is Voting Old School?” Cover story for Affect Magazine, 2014.

Women in Governance: A Call to Action in California,” Medium, 2014.

On Technology, Sweet Bread and Democracy: behind the Scenes at #techla” The Dotted Line, Art Center College of Design, 2014.

“American innovation [electronic resource] : preserving and providing access to 80 years of industrial design history,” Co-authored by Amy Shimshon-Santo and Robert Dirig, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2014.

“Bringing the arts back to school,” in UCLA Today: Faculty and Staff News, 2007.

“Feminist Parenting” in LOUDmouth, Fall 2004.

“Art For Education’s Sake” in LOUDmouth, Summer 2004.


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