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Poet, Therapist, US Army Veteran, and

Author of the Poetry Collection Becoming Ribbons


Amber Adams is a poet and therapist living in Longmont, Colorado. She is the author of Becoming Ribbons (Unicorn Press 2022). She received her MA in Literary Studies from the University of Denver,  and her MA in Counseling from Regis University. 


Becoming Ribbons was a finalist in the X.J. Kennedy Prize, Autumn House Press Full-Length Poetry Contest, Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize, and Airlie Prize; a semifinalist in the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize; and received an honorable mention in the May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. Individual poems from the collection have been finalists in a number of contests including the Montreal International Poetry Prize, Narrative Magazine’s Annual Contest, and Witness Magazine’s Literary Award for Poetry.

She served in the United States Army Reserves for seven years and deployed under Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2006. She was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. 

Currently, she is a therapist in private practice where she specializes in addiction, trauma, 

bereavement, and veterans issues. ​

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