poet | appalachian | professor
SELECT CREATIVE PUBLICATIONS
"Love Poem: For the Summer I Was 17" in Riggwelter Press
"Raised Pentecostal, Filled With Rage" in Hobo Camp Review
Four poems in Anti-Heroin Chic
"An Explanation" in The Lavender Review
"The Landlord and the Optimist" in Spry Literary Journal
"When Mountains Heads Roll" and "The Johnson Girl" in Otis Nebula
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 (for now).
Themes for her creative writing include queer identity, Appalachia, body horror, 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.