Emily Wallis Hughes


Brooklyn, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

Emily Wallis Hughes is the author of Sugar Factory, published by the legendary small press Spuyten Duyvil in 2019. Sugar Factory was a finalist for both the Fence Modern Poets Series Prize and the Tupelo Press Dorset Prize. Her second in-progress book of poems is titled The Vivariums. Her poems and short prose have been published in many journals, including Berkeley Poetry ReviewBrooklyn PoetsCordella MagazineElderly, Gigantic Magazine, Painted Bride Quarterly, Prelude, and Trampoline. She co-edited avant-garde poet Jure Detela's Moss & Silver (Ugly Duckling Presse), translated from the Slovene by Raymond Miller with Tatjana Jamnik, which was a finalist for Three Percent's 2019 Best Translated Book Award. Emily is an editor at Fence, where she edits hybrid creative-critical works engaged with poetry and the poetry-adjacent arts for Elecment, co-edits reviews of print and digital poetry books for The Constant Critic, and directs print and digital distribution of Fence, the literary journal, which won the Whiting Literary Magazine Prize in 2018. She has taught creative writing courses at Rutgers as an adjunct instructor since 2016 and currently lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.  


Publications & Prizes

Sugar Factory (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019)
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Sacramento News & Review
Suisun Valley Review

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Children, Disability, Homelessness, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Men, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Schools, Seniors, Teachers, Veterans, Women
Born in: 
Napa, CA
Raised in: 
Sonoma, CA
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Last update: Dec 07, 2020