Amanda Bell is a Dublin-based poet and author. She holds a Masters in Poetry Studies, and is a writing mentor with the National Mentoring Programme. In 2020 she was appointed inaugural Writer in Residence for Harold’s Cross, and awarded a Literature Bursary by the Arts Council of Ireland.
She is an assistant editor of The Haibun Journal. Her most recent title is Riptide (Doire Press, September 2021). Previous publications include First the Feathers (Doire Press, 2017), which was shortlisted for the Strong Shine Award; Undercurrents (Alba, 2016), which won an HSA Kanterman Merit Book Award and was shortlisted for a Touchstone Distinguished Books Award; The Lost Library Book (Onslaught, 2017); and the loneliness of the sasquatch, from the Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock (Alba, 2018); Revolution, a chapbook of haiku, is forthcoming from wildflower poetry press.