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Stories That Inspire Us / The Author Series with Amanda Karch - 01.24.23

Stories That Inspire Us / The Author Series with Amanda Karch - 01.24.23

Stories That Inspire Us / The Author Series welcomed to the podcast, Tuesday, January 24, 2023, Amanda Karch.  Amanda is a published poet and avid writer, continuing to hone her entrepreneurial skills from college through her path as an author.  (This is Amanda’s 2nd appearance on the “Stories” podcast.  Her first appearance was on July 16, 2022.). It is her hope to spread the power of poetry and of female voices to the world.

Amanda shares her story with heart, soul and of course poetry.  It was not always that way; her love and passion for poetry was always there; she was just scared to put it out in the world.  She finally realized that she had to be comfortable with rejection.

Being comfortable with rejection is not an easy thing to go through.  There are so many emotional ties with a writer’s story through poetry.  Amanda’s driving force and message is that YOUR story, YOUR voice matters - especially for young women.

She shared with us her process of how she “free” writes through poetry prompts and emphasized to all that this is a really good start for those who want to write poetry but do not know where to start.

We chatted further about her Book:  Her Favorite Color Was Sunshine Yellow and I read a few short passages she had written that really felt through different stories or times through my life.  She is always touched when her poetry touches the hearts of many!

Amanda reiterated like many writers, she loves writing poetry as there is no fear of hiding her passion within!  She has gained so much confidence and it certainly has helped her with public speaking.

At times, her inspiration comes from the “Poem of the Day” which she receives from poets.org (click the link below.)  What a way to start your day off right!


To connect with Amanda further, please check out her website and various social media platforms:







Let me know what you thought of today’s episode.  Do you have a story you want to share?  There is someone who needs to hear your story - your story will inspire others as Amanda’s has inspired many!   Please feel free to check out my website and “register as a guest”.

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Amanda Karch

Author, Poet, Storyteller

Amanda Karch is a Babson College alum, honing her entrepreneurship skills through her journey as a poet and author. She writes poetry ranging from love to feminism, hoping to inspire and empower. Her debut poetry collection Her Favorite Color Was Sunshine Yellow (2020) sold almost 200 copies in its first print year. Her work has also been published or is forthcoming with Paddler Press, Topical Poetry, Querencia Press, Pile Press, and Moonstone Press. You can find her on Instagram/Twitter @akkwriting.