Emily Carr has been a finalist in seven national book contests, most notably The National Poetry Series 2011. Her second book of poetry, 13 Ways of Happily: Books 1 & 2 (Parlor Press 2011), was chosen by Cole Swensen as winner of the 2009 New Measures Poetry Prize. Carr has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Jack Kerouac House, Writers in the Heartland, and Camac Centre d’Art.
She is passionate about the rediscovery of Mississippi poet besmilr brigham, the sexual politics of meat, the limits of Achilles’ honesty and the problem of Chaucer’s spring, unposted love letters, cannibal chickens and a ship too late to save the drowning witch. Emily's experience teaching music to Quaker children encourages her to think of writing workshops as laboratories: spaces for exploration, writing together, sharing what we’ve written and thinking metacognitively about what happens in these writing moments.
Emily received her BA from University of Missouri, her MFA from University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and her Ph.D. from University of Calagry in 2010. Her website is ifshedrawsadoor.com.