Emilia Phillips

Hackettstown, NJ
Website: 
emiliaphillips.com

Author's Bio

Emilia Phillips is the author of two poetry collections from the University of Akron Press, Signaletics (2013) and Groundspeed (forthcoming 2016), and three chapbooks, most recently Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alike (Bull City Press, 2015). Her poems and lyric essays appear in Agni, Beloit Poetry Journal, Blackbird, Boston Review, Crazyhorse, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, Narrative, New England Review, Ninth Letter, Ploughshares, Poem-a-Day (Academy of American Poets), Poetry, StoryQuarterly, Third Coast, Verse Daily, Waxwing, West Branch Wired, and elsewhere. She received StoryQuarterly’s 2015 Nonfiction Prize, judged by Leslie Jamison, and The Journal’s 2012 Poetry Prize, judged by G.C. Waldrep, as well as the 2013–2014 Emerging Writer Lectureship from Gettysburg College and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop, U.S. Poets in Mexico, and Vermont Studio Center. She is the Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Centenary College of New Jersey, poetry faculty for the Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop, and the interviews editor for 32 Poems.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Signaletics
(University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Series,
2013)
Groundspeed
(University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Series,
2016)

Chapbook

Bestiary of Gall
(Sundress Publications,
2013)
Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alike
(Bull City Press,
2014)

Anthology

Bigger Than They Appear: An Anthology of Short Poems
(Accents Publishing,
2012)
The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VI: Tennessee
(Texas Review Press,
2013)

Journal

42opus
Asheville Poetry Review
The Adirondack Review
Indiana Review
Superstition Review
Unsaid
Pedestal Magazine
Conte
Poetry Miscellany
Sycamore Review
The Collagist
Ecotone
Beloit Poetry Journal
Poems & Plays
Gulf Coast
Third Coast
Connecticut River Review
Cimarron Review
Agni
Copper Nickel
Connotation Press
Birmingham Poetry Review
Kenyon Review
Green Mountains Review
Hayden's Ferry Review
Colorado Review
Cerise Press
The Adroit Journal
The Paris-American
Barn Owl Review
Diagram
Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations
Harvard Review
The Jet Fuel Review
diode
Sixth Finch
Linebreak
Narrative Magazine
iO: A Journal of New American Poetry
storySouth
Poetry Magazine
Poetry Northwest
Matter
Waxwing Literary Journal
New England Review
Ploughshares
The Pinch
West Branch
Crazyhorse
Vinyl Poetry
Ploughshares
New England Review
Memorious
Vinyl Poetry
Boston Review
Story Quarterly
Blackbird
Ninth Letter
Blackbird
Prizes: 
FELLOWSHIPS: Peter Taylor Fellowship, Kenyon Review Writers' Workshop (2015); Bread Loaf Writers' Conference (2013); Merida Fellowship, U.S. Poets in Mexico (2013); Zoland Poetry Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center (2012); Levis Fellowship for the Coordination of the Levis Reading Prize, Virginia Commonwealth University (2011–2012). PRIZES: StoryQuarterly's 2015 Nonfiction Prize, selected by Leslie Jamison; Editor's Choice, 2012 Akron Poetry Prize; The Journal's 2012 Poetry Prize, selected by G.C. Waldrep. HONORS: Second Place, Narrative's 2012 30 Below Contest; Pushcart Nomination from Hayden's Ferry Review; Pushcart Nomination from The Paris-American. SCHOLARSHIPS: Mona van Duyn scholarship, Sewanee Writers' Conference (2011).

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Chattanooga, TN

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Brutal Imagination by Cornelius Eady, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Darkening Trapeze by Larry Levis, The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

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Listing last updated: November 27, 2015.