Amy Uyematsu is a third-generation Japanese American poet from Los Angeles.
Uyematsu is the author of six poetry collections, including That Blue Trickster Time (What Books Press, 2022); Basic Vocabulary (Red Hen Press, 2016); The Yellow Door (Red Hen Press, 2015); and Stone Bow Prayer (Copper Canyon Press, 2005). In 1992, Uyematsu won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize for her début 30 Miles from J-Town (Story Line Press, 1992).
For thirty-two years, Uyematsu worked as a public high school math teacher. She has more recently served as a visiting poet at Smith College and had led writing workshops at the Far East Lounge in Little Tokyo.