Poems Available Online:


45th Parallel: “The gods have a bullet” and “The First Time After Surgery”
About Place: “Alabama Winter”
Adirondack Review: “Divergent Boundaries,” “Convergent Boundaries,” “The Vessel,” “Who’s to Say Who’s to Blame for the End,” and “Because of What Can’t Be Said I Say This”
American Literary Review: “The Museum of the Body
Amethyst Arsenic: “The Coyote Doesn’t Have To”
Antiphon: “Amblyopsidae”
The Best American Poetry blog: Excerpt from medi(t)ations
Black Warrior Review: “
Finishing School
Blue Mountain Community College Warming Station Contest: “As One Would Imagine After” 
The Blueshift Journal: In Something Like Spring
Breakwater Review: In Deep
B O D Y: “House Is an Embarrassment”
(Featured as
Verse Daily‘s Web Weekly Feature for the week of June 17th, 2013)
The Boiler:
“The Story’s Always Easy,“The Summer I Wondered Why Dresses Exist,” and “My Own Sweetness, Assassin”
Causeway Lit: “Edit” (Fall 2016 Poetry Contest Winner)
Clementine Poetry Journal: Morphine
Compose: “Because the Body Is a Place Strange, Unmapped” and “House Is A Hoard”
Cortland Review: “The Witch Is Called and Answers” and “The Villagers Make Known Their Warning to the Witch”
Country Dog Review: “The Witch’s Vision” and “The Witch’s Apprenticeship”
Delirious Hem: “He Could Always Promise, She Could Only”
Duende: “Because I Could Neither Forget Nor Forgive” and “I Found Myself on the Edge”
Escape Into Life: “Melancholy Inside Gardens,” “I Was A Bad Child And I Was A Match,” “Melancholy Inside Cockpits,” and “We Are Having This Conversation.”
Foundry: Downburst” and “A Breviary
Ghost Proposal: Woman Found Chained in Metal Container” (with Ashley Roach-Freiman)
Guernica: “The Witch’s Burning”
Gulf Coast: “Gifted”
Josephine Quarterly“Deposition: On That Night & All That Was After”
Ilanot Review: “Are We Our Asking” and “Corrections”
interrupture: “Of Flora, Of Fauna”
(Featured as Verse Daily‘s Web Weekly Feature for the week of January 20th, 2014)
IthacaLit: “I Was Told Not To Write About The Body” and “The Daughter I Will Never Have”
LiGHT/WATER“We Turned Into Our Turning” Linebreak: “Testimony”
Memorious“Palmistry” and “The Witch Remembers
“Domestic Industry”
The Museum of Americana: “Beneath the Highway, Between Two Nights
National Poetry Review:
“House Is The Word My Doctors Used For My Body”
Nice Cage: “An Unmothered Guide to Grief,”The Plight Troth,” and “Shower Season
Nightjar Review: “
An Inheritance of Wind” and “Somewhere East of Birmingham, I Hung Up My Harp
A Lack of Lustful Inclinations,” “Southern, Belled,” “A Life Constructed Disappears,” and “Sunday Schooled
PIF Magazine
“Palmistry” and “The Witch Is Called and Answers
Really System: Roleplaying in Boardrooms and Bedrooms” and “Bathemetry
Rhino: “Of Blue Morning”
“The Witch Curses the Man Who Betrayed Her” and “The Liturgy of the Word (Chapter XV)”
Segue: “Because of the House We Have Built for Our Language”
Sequestrum: “Melancholy Between Bedsheets” and “Instructions (as to Winnowing)”
The Shallow Ends: Amber Alert
Sinking City: “Under the Threat of Eden”
Sliver of Stone: “On the Self-Guided Tour of the Fountain of Youth”
South Writ Large: The Dog You Feed
Switched-On Gutenberg: “This Is Not a Poem for You
Tinge Magazine:
“Melancholy in Definitions” and “That Night In (The Car & the Inside & Outside & So)”
The Tishman Review: “After Auden
Toad: “Melancholy Inside the Body”
TriQuarterly: “Hysterectomy/Recovery,” “The Imposition of Ashes,” and “Yes, I Would Like to Imagine the Self”
Waccamaw: X
Wherewithal: “Viscera

Poems have also appeared (or soon will appear) in the following print journals and anthologies:

5×5, 32poems, Adanna Literary Journal, Aesthetica, American Poetry Journal, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Best American Poetry 2015, Billet Doux (Dancing Girl Press’ epistolary book arts anthology), Briar Cliff Review, Broken Bridge Review, Cave Wall, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Comstock Review, Conduit, Copper Nickel, Court Green, Crab Orchard Review, Cranky, dANDelion, Eclipse, Fairy Tale Review, Feminist Studies, Found Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, The Greensboro Review, Grist: The Journal for Writers, Helen, Hiram Poetry Review, Inch, Indiana Review, Jabberwock Review, James Dickey Review, The Journal, Lilliput Review, Lost Horse Press’ Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, MARGIE: The American Journal of Poetry, the minnesota review, the Mississippi Review, narrative (dis)continuities: prose experiments by younger american writers, Nassau Review, New Madrid, Nimrod, Noon: Journal of the Short Poem, Passages North, The Pinch, Poet Lore, POOL: A Journal of Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Printer’s Devil Review, Puerto Del Sol, Quarterly West, Quiddity, Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, Red Mountain Review, Redivider, The 2010 Rhysling Anthology, Salamander, Shenandoah, Show and Tell: Writers on Writing (Revised and Expanded), So to Speak, Southern Humanities Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Tapestry, Triquarterly, the Vassar Review, VERSE, Volt, Whiskey Island, and the Yalobusha Review.


2 thoughts on “Poetry

  1. Hi Emma- Where can I read your winning poem from Spoon River, called “”It was no more predictable””? I’m not finding it. Thank you!

  2. Hi Nova! Thank you for seeking it out! I think it’ll appear in an upcoming print issue, and in the past, they’ve posted the winning poems online. I’ll make sure to post when I find out more!

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