Categories: Female Authors - Anglophone Authors - Poets - Saint John River Valley
Source: Author / auteure
Amber Topp is a serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as a military spouse of almost twenty years. She currently resides in Ontario with her husband and children.
Amber grew up in Oromocto, New Brunswick. She attended Summerhill Elementary School, graduated with honours from Oromocto High School, and attended St. Thomas University, where she studied prior to relocating to Victoria, BC, in 2005. In 2009, she again relocated with her family to Trenton, ON, where she graduated from the Loyalist College – Protection, Security, and Investigations program.
Amber has a long-standing history of working with women and children, has spent time volunteering at an orphanage in Guatemala, and has also led focus groups and workshops for girls, focusing on intersecting sites of violence, self-esteem, and positive self-image. Amber has a lifelong passion for writing and has been writing poetry for over twenty-five years.
How has New Brunswick influenced your work?
My love of poetry started as a child in New Brunswick.
What is your favourite New Brunswick book, and why?
Little White Squaw by Eve Mills Nash & Kenneth J. Harvey. The book is stark and raw, reminiscent of my own adolescence in New Brunswick.
What do you consider to be the highlight of your career so far?
Having my book featured on Pie Lady Books on Instagram!
Night Vision: The Poetry of Healing Military Sexual Trauma