Emily Blair

poet | appalachian | professor

 
 

FEATURED WORK

WE ARE BIRDS

from Dancing Girl Press

ritual

making prayer to any listening gods

SELECT CREATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Two Poems in Hobart

"Love Poem: For a Super Blood Wolf Moon Over the Mountains and Also A Newly Built Apartment Complex in Asheville" in Impossible Archetype

"Plumbing" in Contrary Magazine

"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

BIO

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

 

CONTACT

For readings and events, interviews, and editorial queries, please contact Emily by email (blair.emilyc@gmail.com)

 
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