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Emily Holland is a lesbian poet pursuing her MFA at American University. Her poems have been nominated for Best of the Net and two Pushcart Prizes. She has poems appearing or forthcoming in publications including Impossible ArchetypeScreen Door ReviewFOLIO, bedfellows, Wussy, and Nat. Brut.

Her debut chapbook of poems, Lineage, was released August 2019 from dancing girl press. The poems explore themes of queerness, place, familial lineage, and investigate the Southern pastoral.

She works at The Writer’s Center, where she started as an intern with Poet Lore while working full-time at a coffee shop, and is excited to continue the legacy of the oldest poetry journal in the country. She is currently the managing editor for Poet Lore.

As an undergraduate at The George Washington University, where she received a BA in Creative Writing and English, she worked as the culture editor for The GW Hatchet, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of a startup literary magazine, and a contributing writer for Brightest Young Things.

In addition to writing her own poetry, she also does freelance work including website copy editing, manuscript editing, and freelance journalism. Contact her for more information regarding services.