My Art Is Killing Me

My Art Is Killing Me is a book of poetry by Amber Dawn.

Amber Dawn

In her novels, poetry, and prose, Amber Dawn has written eloquently on queer femme sexuality, individual and systemic trauma, and sex work justice, themes drawn from her own lived experience and revealed most notably in her award-winning memoir How Poetry Saved My Life

In this, her second poetry collection, Amber Dawn takes stock of the costs of coming out on the page in a heartrendingly honest and intimate investigation of the toll that artmaking takes on artists. These long poems offer difficult truths within their intricate narratives that are alternately incendiary, tender, and rapturous.

In a cultural era when intersectional and marginalized writers are topping bestseller lists, Amber Dawn invites her readers to take an unflinching look at what we expect from writers, and from each other. (From Arsenal Pulp Press)

Amber Dawn is a Vancouver-based writer and editor. Her debut novel, Sub Rosa, won a Lambda Literary Award and the Writers' Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize. Her 2013 memoir How Poetry Saved My Life won the Vancouver Book Award. She is also the author of the novel Sodom Road Exit and the poetry collection Where the Words End and My Body Begins.

Interviews with Amber Dawn

Amber Dawn talks to Shelagh Rogers about her latest book Sodom Road Exit.

Other books by Amber Dawn