Ms. Emily Perez

Colorado, United States

Member Since: 01/03/2015

Emily Pérez is the author of Backyard Migration Route, (Finishing Line Press) a poetry chapbook exploring literal and figurative borders from her childhood on the Texas/Mexico border. She graduated with honors from Stanford University and earned an MFA at the University of Houston, where she served as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast and taught with Writers in the Schools. A recipient of grants and scholarships from the Artist Trust, Jack Straw Writers, Bread Loaf Writers’ Workshop, Summer Literary Seminars, and Inprint, Houston, she is also a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. Her poems have appeared in journals including Crab Orchard Review, Calyx, Borderlands, and DIAGRAM, and her full length manuscript House of Sugar, House of Stone is forthcoming from the Center for Literary Publishing. She teaches English in Denver where she lives with her husband and sons.


Twitter Username: @budlemon


  • Backyard Migration Route , Finishing Line Press (2010)
  • House of Sugar, House of Stone , Center for Literary Publishing


  • Artist Trust Grant(2012)
  • Jack Straw Writers Fellowship(2013)
  • CantoMundo Fellowship(2016)


  • English Instructor, 10th Grade Dean at Colorado Academy


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University (June 1998)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Poetry from University of Houston (May 2006)

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