Amorak Huey is author of the poetry collection Ha Ha Thump (Sundress Publications, 2015) and the chapbook The Insomniac Circus (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2014). His poetry and essays have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2012, The Southern Review, Brevity, Poet Lore, The Collagist, The Cincinnati Review, and many other print and online journals. Before coming to Grand Valley State, he worked for more than a decade as an editor and reporter for newspapers in Florida, Kentucky, and Michigan, including serving as assistant sports editor at The Grand Rapids Press.
At GVSU, he teaches primarily courses in poetry, style, and nonfiction, as well as introduction to creative writing. Since 2013, he has served as faculty advisor for Fishladder, the student journal of art and literature. Currently, he is working on two new poetry manuscripts.