New Position: Poetry Reader!


It is with great excitement and a sense of honor that I announce that I was chosen to come aboard Persephone’s Daughters as a staff poetry reader recently. The mission of this particular publication is near and dear to my heart, and I can’t wait to immerse myself in being a part of it.

While that does mean that I have taken on new responsibilities and have new deadlines to meet, it doesn’t mean that I’ve given up writing myself. I hope you would be patient with me in this time of transition (new position, preparing for marriage, new house, novel coming out soon under different alias). Trust me, I have plenty poems left in me yet! 

But I am excited now to set some time aside to encourage other writers as I have been encouraged, and to lift up the voices of other very important perspectives! 

‘The Scandal of Particularity’ By Amber Koneval


My poem, ‘The Scandal of Particularity’, an attempt to envision a large theological concept in a more relatable, romantic setting is now up on Crack the Spine: Issue 47. Click on the link to read the online issue free of charge. If you like my poem, don’t forget to comment and let them know- reader’s favorites get included in the print anthologies at the end of each season. If you like any of the other poems or stories in the issue, you are more than welcome to comment about those too!