Emily Rosko

South Carolina, United States

Member Since: 10/04/2011

Emily Rosko is the author of three poetry collections: Weather Inventions; Prop Rockery, awarded the 2011 University of Akron Poetry Prize; and Raw Goods Inventory, winner of the 2005 Iowa Poetry Prize and the 2007 Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers from Shenandoah. Recipient of the Stegner, Ruth Lilly, and Javits fellowships, she earned a MFA at Cornell University and a PhD at the University of Missouri. She is the editor of A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line (University of Iowa Press 2011). She is associate professor at the College of Charleston, where she directs the MFA Creative Writing Program and serves as poetry editor for Crazyhorse.

Website: http://blogs.cofc.edu/roskoe/


  • Weather Inventions , University of Akron Press (April 23, 2018)
  • Prop Rockery , University of Akron Press (February 2012)
  • A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line , University of Iowa Press (September 2011)
  • Raw Goods Inventory , University of Iowa Press (April 2006)


  • Akron Poetry Prize for a book-length collection(2011)
  • Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers(2007)
  • Iowa Poetry Prize for a book-length collection(2005)
  • Wallace Stegner Writing Fellowship in Poetry, Stanford University(2003)
  • Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship(2002)
  • AWP Intro Journals Project Award(2002)
  • Jacob K. Javits Fellowship(2001)


  • Associate Professor at College of Charleston (August 2010 - )
  • Visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell University (July 2009 - May 2010)
  • Director, MFA Creative Writing Program at College of Charleston (July 2018 - )
  • Poetry Editor at Crazyhorse (August 2011 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English & Creative Writing from Purdue University (May 2001)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Cornell University (May 2003)
  • Doctoral Degree in English & Creative Writing from University of Missouri (July 2009)

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