Best American Essays 2021 has cited Mount Hope author Amy Amoroso in its list of "Notable Essays of 2020": "My American Dream" is Mount Hope's sixth such honor in the past seven years, and the author's second such recognition (Cut Wide Open," Mount Hope, Fall 2013).
"When you’re living a creative life you can shelter in a place by nature—and also, after the accident, I became a bit of a hermit for a few years—and you get into a solitary rhythm. "
"Being a poet and a creative
person is something I've always been. I didn't expect to fall into
the business world. I didn't ever imagine being a restaurateur."