Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman Fellow
Emily Skaja’s first book, BRUTE, won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets (Graywolf Press, April 2019). She holds an MFA in Poetry from Purdue University and a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Cincinnati, and she is the recipient of a 2019-2020 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Emily’s poems have been published in Best New Poets, Blackbird, Crazyhorse, FIELD, and Gulf Coast, among other journals. She is also the Poetry Co-Editor of Southern Indiana Review.