Emily Skaja (pronounced SKAY-juh) grew up between two cemeteries in northern Illinois. Her poems have appeared in Best New Poets, Blackbird, Crazyhorse, FIELD, and other journals. She is the recipient of the Russell Prize for emerging poets, the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets College Prize, an AWP Intro Award, and a Taft Research Fellowship from the University of Cincinnati, where she is finishing a PhD in Poetry with a certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is also the Associate Poetry Editor of Southern Indiana Review.
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Emily holds degrees in Creative Writing from Millikin University (BA), Temple University (MA), and Purdue University (MFA). She has taught composition, creative writing, literature, and craft classes at Temple University, Purdue University, the University of Cincinnati, and the Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing.