Readings and Events for The Tiger and the Cage:
Watch the recorded event with Chelsea Martin
on Book Soup
‘s website here. You can buy The Tiger and the Cage
from Book Soup here
and Chelsea Martin
‘s Tell Me I’m an Artist here
Interviews and Profiles:
Interview on Salon
“An intimate, eloquent personal history of survival and self-discovery . . . One of the most riveting and accessible accounts of the experience of pain you’ll read all year.” —Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon
Read Mary Elizabeth Williams’ interview with Emma Bolden, “‘I was 13 when doctors started telling me to have a baby’: A real-life tale of medical trauma,
” on Salon
Interview on Electric Lit
“For any reader ever cast as the unreliable narrator of their own story, I suspect Bolden’s memoir will feel like fierce, validating balm.” — Wynter K. Miller, Electric Literature
Read Wynter K. Miller’s interview with Emma Bolden, “How Do You Escape If Your Body Is the Prison?
“, on the Electric Literature
Profile/Interview on Shondaland
“Bolden’s memoir digs into the layers of sociocultural beliefs around menstruation, fertility, the expectations of women’s role to mate and procreate, and the indivisible links between sexuality, psychological security, desire, and self-awareness.” —Cat Woods, Shondaland
Read all of Cat Woods’ “Emma Bolden Rediscovers Herself Amid Her Battle With Endometriosis in The Tiger and the Cage
” on the Shondaland
in Water-Stone Review’s
“In The Field: Conversations With Our Contributors” series on their blog
at Cave Wall.
“Birmingham Poet Uses a ‘House’ to Explore her Personal Loss
,” interview with WBHM’s Andrew Yeager
“10 Questions for Emma Bolden
” at The Massachusetts Review.
“Dr. South Love Or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Lady I Was
” Local Spotlight at the Black Warrior Review.
Poems from House Is an Enigma
featured in The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed
from Sundress Publications
A bit about “In the Springtime of Her Voodoo
” at Glass: A Journal of Poetry.
A poetry mini interview
NEA Literature Fellow
statement and work sample.
for the Bellingham Review.
“‘My Heart Pedals Shut’: On Distance, Desire, and Lyric Address in Recent Poetry by Women,”
an essay about my chapbook, The Sad Epistles,
and Megan Kaminski’s Desiring Map
by Kristina Marie Darling
in The Literary Review
A bit about my story
, “Three Is the Loneliest Crowd: Discussion Questions” in Grist
“Free Fall: The Chosen Poetry of Emma Bolden
” by Casey Clabough
in the Southern Literary Review.
in the Fairy Tale Review
‘s “Pins & Needles” series.
Profiled in “Learning to Keep Going: Alumni Authors”
on the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Alumni Association’s blog
with William Woolfitt about Geography V
on Speaking of Marvels
An interview with Kristina Marie Darling and a preview of medi(t)ations
on the Best American Poetry blog
An interview with Publish Chicago
about The Sad Epistles
Hear me read “Finishing School
” in the Black Warrior Review
Local Spotlight (2019).
Hear me read three poems, “Hysterectomy/Recovery,” “The Imposition of Ashes,”
and “Yes, I Would Like to Imagine the Self,”
Hear me read my short-short story, “Catechism,” from the first issue of the Tahoma Literary Review
Hear me read my essay, “Counting the Lovelies,” in the True Story Reading Series’ Podcast
(from August 16th, 2013)
Hear me reading with Kate Greenstreet at the Indian Springs Visiting Writers Series
(from February 18th, 2013)
Hear me read “The Witch Should Lament the World” (a poem from Maleficae), Ander Monson’s “Detail of My Sort of Light,” and e.e. cummings’ “maggie and milly and molly and mae”
on One Pause Poetry’s
mp3 project site
Hear me read some spooky poems
on the 2011 Halloween Extravaganza episode of the Talus, or Scree podcast
Hear me read “Fall” from How to Recognize a Lady
(part of Edge by Edge,
the third in Toadlily Press’ Quartet Series)