Lynn Emanuel holds a BA from Bennington College, an MA from the City College of New York, and an MFA from the University of Iowa. She has taught at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Bennington Writers' Conference, and The Warren Wilson Program in Creative Writing. Currently, she is a Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of four books of poetry, Hotel Fiesta, The Dig, Then, Suddenly—and, forthcoming, NOOSE AND HOOK. Her work has been featured in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best American Poetry eight times and is included in The Oxford Book of American Poetry. She has been a poetry editor for the Pushcart Prize Anthology, a member of the Literature Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts, and a judge for the National Book Awards. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Eric Matthieu King Award from The Academy of American Poets, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a National Poetry Series Award.
- Nine poems by Lynn Emanuel from The Poetry Foundation.
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Teaching and Writing
"My primary interests are in 20th century and contemporary poetry and poetics. My recent courses have included a graduate forms course on the poetry manuscript, a readings course on New Criticism, Modernism, and Confessionalism, and a topics course on the contemporary poetry of war."