Emily Arnason Casey

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Emily Arnason Casey was born and mostly raised in northern Minnesota. Her family also lived in West Virginia and North Dakota before returning to settle beside a lake in rural Minnesota where her father and mother built a log home and raised their six children. A graduate of the University of Minnesota--twin cities, after moving to Vermont, Casey studied fiction and creative nonfiction at Vermont College of Fine Arts where she received an MFA in writing. Her essays have appeared in literary journals such as American Literary Review, Normal School, Hotel Amerika, and Mid-American Review. Former Nonfiction Editor of Atlas & Alice Magazine, she coaches and mentors writers, teaches at the Community College of Vermont, and tends children in rural Vermont with her husband, the kindergarten teacher and singer song-writer, Mr. Martin.

Publications & Prizes

Made Holy: Essays (The University of Georgia Press, 2019)
Please Do Not Remove (Wind Ridge Books, 2014)
American Literary Review
Hotel Amerika
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The Briar Cliff Review

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Alice Munro, Paul Yoon, Claudia Rankine, Louise Erdrich, Annie Proulx, Amy Hempel, Jesmyn Ward, Tommy Orange, Mary Ruefle, Eula Biss, Jericho Parms, Laura van den Berg, Elizabeth Strout.

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Last update: Nov 26, 2019