A lover of words.
Emily Grise is a poet and editor living in St. Louis, MO. She studied creative writing for nine years at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English from Transylvania University in her hometown of Lexington, KY. In 2009, the MFA program at University of Missouri-St. Louis brought her to the city, where she taught undergraduate composition for three years and earned her MFA in Poetry in May 2012.
Emily served as an Assistant Editor for Issues 26 and 28 of Natural Bridge while at UMSL, and was also a selection committee member for Holding Each Elephant’s Tail: Voices from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, an anthology produced by the Missouri Warrior Writers Project. She served as the poetry reviews writer for DIALOGIST, an online journal for poetry and visual art, from 2013-2015. She is currently an Associate Poetry Editor for WomenArts Quarterly, a St.Louis-based art and literary journal which features work by women artists.
Emily’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in New Delta Review, Architrave, The Los Angeles Review, Postcard Press, Limestone, and other publications. In spring 2012, her poetry was featured in a radio interview on KDHX 88.1 in St. Louis. That same year, she received a nomination for Meridian’s Best New Poets 2012 anthology and her poem “Nerves” was named a finalist for Yemassee‘s Pocataligo Poetry Prize.
This is her rabbit.