Amanda Hodes: Selected Poems


  1. Composer Hildegard von Bingen was given to the church at the age of 8, where she became an anchorite and then the abbess of a new monastery. Although it is unheard of for women to compose their own music at this time, Hildegard attributed her creations to the visions of God, rather than to herself. Contemporary neurologists suspect that Hildegard’s visions were a result of synesthesia, migraines, and temporal lobe epilepsy.
  2. Both texts riginally published in the UEA MA Poetry Anthology 2021

Amanda Hodes


Amanda Hodes is a writer and sound artist. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver QuarterlyPANKWest Branch, and elsewhere. Her multidisciplinary work has been recognized and supported by the Arts Club of Washington, Sound Scene Festival, Koster Foundation, AUDIRE, and other venues. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and is currently an MFA candidate at Virginia Tech.

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