Emily Ramser

Poet

Author's Bio

Emily Ramser is a queer activist-teacher-scholar-poet living in Denton, Texas where she writes, collaborates, and performs with the creative collective Spiderweb Salon. She graduated from Salem College in 2016 with a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Creative Writing with a focus in Creative nonfiction. Currently, she is pursuing two M.A.s from Texas Woman’s University, one in teaching with a concentration in English and one in English with a concentration in literature.  She spends her summers teaches creative writing and rhetoric with Duke University’s Talent Identification Program and the school year teaching English and creative writing to high schoolers.

 

Ramser primarily writes mostly about her relationship with her body and mental health as well as her experiences with domestic violence. She draws inspiration from the beat generation, found poetry, queer theory, and visual art. She has been merging her love of art and writing more and more lately through her exploration of visual poetry through a mixture of collaging, watercolor, and digital manipulation to create blackout and visual poems.

 

She has published one poetry collection and three chapbooks with Weasel Press. All are available for purchase online through Amazon and Barnes & Noble in addition to the Weasel Press estore. Her second full-length blackout poetry collection Looking for is coming out the summer of 2019. It explores how we view ourselves and our relationships in the digital age by using Tinder bios as source material. You can follow the project on Instagram at @tinderblackouts.

 

Author photo by Nina Chantanapumma. Check out her work on Instagram at @ninacdot.

Publications & Prizes

Book:
I Forgot How to Write When They Diagnosed Me (Weasel Press, 2015)
Chapbooks:
Uhaul: A Collection of Lesbian Love Poems (Weasel Press, 2016)
,
Conjuring Her (Weasel Press, 2015)
,
Toast is Just Bread That Put Up a Fight (Weasel Press, 2014)
Journals:
Dead Snakes
,
Mad Swirl
,
Plum Tree Tavern
,
The Camel Saloon
,
Visceral Uterus

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Feminist, LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Children, Homelessness, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Schools, Teachers, Teenagers, Women
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
CA
California
Raised in: 
CA
California
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Last update: May 03, 2019