Emilia Phillips

North Carolina, United States

Member Since: 03/02/2012

Emilia Phillips (she/her/hers) is the author of four poetry collections from the University of Akron Press, including the forthcoming Embouchure (2021), and four chapbooks. Winner of a 2019 Pushcart Prize and a 2019–2020 NC Arts Council Fellowship, Phillips’s poems, lyric essays, and book reviews appear widely in literary publications including Agni, American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, The Kenyon Review, New England Review, The New York Times, Ploughshares, Poetry, and elsewhere. She’s an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry) at UNC Greensboro. She's now at work on a collection of lyric essays, a fifth poetry collection, and a translation project.

Website: http://emiliaphillips.com


  • Signaletics , University of Akron Press (August 10, 2013)
  • Bestiary of Gall (chapbook) , Sundress Publications (April 30, 2013)
  • Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alike , Bull City Press (May 4, 2015)
  • Groundspeed , University of Akron Press (March 15, 2016)
  • Empty Clip , University of Akron Press (April 23, 2018)
  • Hemlock , Diode Editions (January 2019)


  • StoryQuarterly's Nonfiction Prize, selected by Leslie Jamison(2015)
  • The Journal's Poetry Prize, selected by G.C. Waldrep(2012)
  • Second Place, Narrative's 30 Below Contest(2012)
  • Bread Loaf Fellowship(2013)


  • Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College (August 2013 - )
  • Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Centenary University (September 2015 - August 2017)
  • Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry) at UNC Greensboro (August 2017 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English: Writing from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Certificate in Grant Writing & Management from University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies (May 2015)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry