poet | appalachian | professor
SELECT CREATIVE PUBLICATIONS
Two Poems in Hobart
"Love Poem: For the Summer I Was 17" in Riggwelter Press
"I Was Told the Risks and Still" in Barren Magazine
Two Poems in Pidgeonholes
Five Poems in Posit: A Journal of Literature and Art
Emily Blair is an Appalachian poet, blue-collar scholar, and community college professor living in North Carolina. Originally from Fort Chiswell, Virginia, she called Blacksburg, VA, and Louisville, KY, home before settling in the Tarheel State.
Themes for her creative writing include queer identity, Appalachia, and abstract renderings of emotions and relationships.
Her academic work has largely focused on queer Appalachia and Southern literature, analyses of bodies in space, and Appalachian language.
Her resume can be viewed here.