Amy Clampitt 19??–
Clampitt received critical acclaim for her first major collection of poetry, The Kingfisher (1983). Several critics suggested that Clampitt is the most important new poet on the American literary scene. Her richly descriptive verse, enhanced by striking imagery, varies in technique and deals with such topics as love, death, and the passage of time. Many critics applauded the skill with which she shifts from light set pieces to somber reflections on modern life. Clampitt began her career with small press publications and her poems have also appeared in several prestigious literary magazines.
(See also Contemporary Authors, Vol. 110.)