Lynn Emanuel

Pennsylvania, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Lynn Emanuel is the author of five books of poetry, Hotel Fiesta, The Dig, Then, Suddenly--Noose and Hook, and, most recently, The Nerve of It: New and Selected Poems.  Her work has been featured in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best American Poetry numerous times and is included in The Oxford Book of American Poetry.  She has been a judge for the National Book Awards and has taught at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, The Warren Wilson Program in Creative Writing, and the Bennington College Low Residency MFA program. She is the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a fellowship from the Ranieri Foundation, The National Poetry Series Award, and  the Eric Matthieu King Award from The Academy of American Poets.


  • The Nerve of It: New and Selected Poems , University of Pittsburgh Poetry Series (August 28, 2016)


  • Fellowships National Endowment for the Arts(2012)
  • Writers Fellowship, Civitella Ranieri (2012)
  • Eric Mathieu Award Academy of American Poets(2012)
  • Lenore Marshall AwardAcademy of American Poets(2016)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Iowa Writers Workshop (January 2012)

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