EMILIE MENZEL is a poet, writer, educator, and creative community builder. Her work seeks to approach language both as a writer and researcher and to explore both creative and analytical properties of language. Recent focuses for her work include an exploration of the language of fables and fairy tales, grief and haunting, and metamorphoses of the body. Additionally, Emilie's work and research explore how communities build around creativity and literacy and how creative practices can be used to build literacy capabilities.
Emilie is the recipient of the Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award in Poetry (selected by Diana Khoi Nguyen), the Cara Parravani Memorial Award in Fiction (selected by Leigh Newman), and the Academy of American Poets Nevin Prize (selected by Frank Bidart and Dan Chiasson). She completed her MFA in poetry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2019. She currently works to build creative community and organize local arts resources and events as the Orange County Arts Commission's assistant. Additionally, she is the curator for The Gretel, a contributing editor for Seventh Wave, and the Found Content Editor for jubilat.
PUBLICATION, July 2020
Article: "Arshia Simkin & Emily Cataneo's Redbud Writing Project"
Orange County Arts Commission
READING, April 23rd, 2020, 7pm
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Michigan Quarterly Review's Instagram Page
Michigan Quarterly Review Spring 2020 issue launch
PUBLICATION, April 2020
Poem: "I Spoke of a Home"
Michigan Quarterly Review
PUBLICATION, April 2020
Green and Garden Virtual Museum Launch
"Sewn into the Age of Light" (print) | Cream City Review | Forthcoming Winter 2020
"We Step Outside and There's an Uneasiness" (print) | Southern Humanities Review | Forthcoming Winter 2020
"I Pull My Leaf Leg Stockings Off My Body" | The Boiler | Forthcoming Summer 2020
"I Spoke of a Home" (print) | Michigan Quarterly Review | Spring 2020
"Ellis" | Tupelo Quarterly | Spring 2020
"I Approach and Notice" | Tupelo Quarterly | Spring 2020
"Elle était en train de" | Yalobusha Review | Winter 2020
"It is unseemly" | Seventh Wave | Fall 2019
"[Animal Inventory]" | The Animal Club, Factory Hollow Press | Fall 2018
"It Happened on a Tuesday" (print) | Passages North | Forthcoming Spring 2021
"Arshia Simkin and Emily Cataneo's Redbud Writing Project" | Orange County Arts Commission | Summer 2020
"Carlos González García, Activist in Mosaic" | Orange County Arts Commission | Summer 2020
"Sean T. Bailey and the Photography of Belonging" | Orange County Arts Commission | Spring 2020
"The Quarantined Arts Community Rises" | Orange County Arts Commission | Spring 2020