Author: Amanda Halkiotis

A city gal with country roots, Amanda grew up in the rural, windy, and visually vibrant countryside of Northwestern Connecticut before relocating to Albany, NY to receive a BA in English from the College of Saint Rose. While at college she spent a semester in London, and still dreams about the cobbled, curving streets and mild, damp breezes. She currently lives in Long Island City, Queens, and has previously resided in both the Park Slope and Sunset Park neighborhoods of Brooklyn. In her spare time Amanda enjoys self-guided walking tours all over New York, attending live theater and jazz, perfecting old recipes and trying new ones, and taking sneak peeks at what she’ll receive next from her Netflix queue. Although she does not travel quite as often as she’d like, when she does she goes full-force, getting very little sleep and learning as much as possible about the places she visits. Favorite adventures when she travels include city tours, wine/beer tastings, visits to local bakeries and restaurants, horseback riding, hiking, and “beaching”. Her poetry and essays have been featured widely online and in print, and in the past she served as a staff writer for New Theater Corps, a blog that covered downtown theater happenings in New York City.

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I look forward to summer the way some people vie for promotions or marriage proposals. Sometime around February, when my will has…

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