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Emma Bolden

Emma Bolden is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, medi(t)ations (Noctuary Press, 2016) and Maleficae (GenPop Books, 2013), and four chapbooks. She received a 2017 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A Barthelme Prize and Spoon River Poetry Review Editor’s Prize winner, her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, The Best Small Fictions, and Poetry Daily as well as such journals as The Rumpus, StoryQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, New Madrid, TriQuarterly, Conduit, The Pinch, Monkeybicycle, and Guernica. She currently serves as a Senior Reviews Editor for Tupelo Quarterly.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Family and friends and friends who are family
  2. Cats, who may also be friends and family
  3. Peppermint Altoids
  4. La Croix, the sparkling water of life
  5. Star Wars (with the exception of the prequels, which I actually don’t fully accept as Star Wars)
  6. Twitter humor and cat content
  7. NPR and MSNBC
  8. Many pairs of fashionable, but affordable sunglasses
  9. Language and its infuriating, gorgeous complexity
  10. Nice notebooks and more pens than it is probably sane to own (shout-out to Papermate Flair)

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