Amaris Feland Ketcham occupies her time with open space, white space, CMYK, flash nonfiction, long trails, f-stops, line breaks, and several Adobe programs running simultaneously. Her creative work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, the Kenyon Review, Rattle, and the Utne Reader and many more literary venues across the country. Her book of poems, A Poetic Inventory of the Sandia Mountains, was published in 2019.
Her work on Poetic Routes has been adopted by the Albuquerque City Planning Department as a way to use poetry as a means of understanding neighborhoods and community character and values throughout town. As a practitioner of creative placemaking, she has taught poetry workshops in Albuquerque’s bosque and Place as Text Institutes with the National Collegiate Honors Council. Amaris has painted murals throughout Albuquerque, acted in a radio drama about the Badlands National Park, and taken students on multi-week camping trips along the Lewis and Clark Trail.