Emma Bolden

Emma Bolden is the author of the poetry collection Maleficae, from GenPop Books, as well as three chapbooks of poetry: How to Recognize a Lady, (part of Edge by Edge, the third in Toadlily Press’ Quartet Series); The Mariner’s Wife (Finishing Line Press); and The Sad Epistles (Dancing Girl Press). Her manuscripts have been semi-finalists for the Crab Orchard Review Poetry Series’ First Book Prize, the Perugia Press Book Prize, the Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes in Poetry, and the Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry, as well as a finalist for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Prize.

Born and raised in Alabama, Bolden received a BLA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Georgia Southern University and blogs at A Century of Nerve (emmabolden.com).