Emari DiGiorgio


Ventnor City, NJ 08406

Author's Bio

Emari DiGiorgio is the author of Girl Torpedo (Agape, 2018), the winner of the 2017 Numinous Orison, Luminous Origin Literary Award, and The Things a Body Might Become (Five Oaks Press, 2017).

She's the recipient of the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, the Ellen La Forge Memorial Poetry Prize, the Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize, RHINO’s Founder’s Prize, the Woodrow Hall Top Shelf Award, and a poetry fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She's received residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, Sundress Academy of the Arts, and Rivendell Writers' Colony.

She teaches at Stockton University, is a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poet, and hosts World Above, a monthly reading series in Atlantic City, NJ.

Publications & Prizes

GIRL TORPEDO (Agape Editions, 2018)
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Kettle Blue Review
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The American Journal of Poetry
The Tishman Review
Prizes won: 
  • Pushcart 2018 Prize nomination for "Jesus Doesn't Talk to Me"
  • Pushcart 2017 Prize Special Mention for "The Grand Opera of Boko Haram"
  • Finalist for 2017 Rattle Poetry Prize (for “When You Are the Brownest White Girl”)
  • Winner of 2017 Passages North’s Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize (for “A Guide for Souvenirs You Get Without Going on the Trip”)
  • Finalist for Solstice’s Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize (for “A Guide for Souvenirs You Get Without Going on the Trip”)
  • Finalist for The Brittany Noakes Poetry Award (for “The Year the Monarchs Didn’t Return)
  • Finalist for Cutthroat’s 2016 Joy Harjo Prize (for “Angel of Assassination”)
  • Pushcart 2016 Prize & Best of the Net 2016 nominations for “The Infant Corpses at the Home for Young Girls” from Jet Fuel Review
  • Winner of 2016 Woodrow Hall Top Shelf Award (for “The Grand Opera of Boko Haram”)
  • Winner of the Southern Humanities Review’s 2016 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize Honoring Jake Adam York (for “Punch Line”)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Feminist, Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Children, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Havlock, NC
North Carolina
Raised in: 
New Jersey
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Last update: May 21, 2018