Emilia Phillips

MFA Writing Program, 3302 MHRA Building UNC Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27402

Author's Bio

Emilia Phillips is the author of two poetry collections from the University of Akron Press, Signaletics (2013) and Groundspeed (2016), and three chapbooks, most recently Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alike (Bull City Press, 2015). Her poems and lyric essays appear widely in literary publications including Agni, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and elsewhere. She’s an assistant professor in the MFA Writing Program and the Department of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her third book, Empty Clip, will be published by the University of Akron Press Spring 2018. Phillips is at work on a new poetry manuscript titled Thunder Thighs, a collection of lyric essays called Wound Revisions, and craft essays for the Ploughshares Blog.

Publications and Prizes

Empty Clip
(University of Akron Press, 2018)
, Groundspeed
(University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Series, 2016)
, Signaletics
(University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Series, 2013)
Bigger Than They Appear: An Anthology of Short Poems
(Accents Publishing, 2012)
, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VI: Tennessee
(Texas Review Press, 2013)
, , 42opus, Agni, Asheville Poetry Review, Barn Owl Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Birmingham Poetry Review, Blackbird, BOAAT Journal, Boston Review, Cerise Press, Cimarron Review, Colorado Review, Connecticut River Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Conte, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Diagram, diode, Ecotone, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Indiana Review, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, Kenyon Review, Linebreak, Matter, Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations, Memorious, Muzzle, Narrative Magazine, New England Review, Ninth Letter, Pedestal Magazine, Ploughshares, Poems & Plays, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Miscellany, Poetry Northwest, Sixth Finch, Story Quarterly, storySouth, Superstition Review, Sycamore Review, The Adirondack Review, The Adroit Journal, The Collagist, Jet Fuel Review, The Paris-American, The Pinch, Third Coast, Unsaid, Vinyl Poetry, Waxwing Literary Journal, West Branch
Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alike
(Bull City Press, 2014)
, Bestiary of Gall
(Sundress Publications, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
FELLOWSHIPSPeter 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).PRIZESStoryQuarterly'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.

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
Ordinary Light by Tracy K. Smith

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any
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Born in: 
Chattanooga, TN
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Last updated: Sep 02, 2017