EMILIE MENZEL, poet and librarian:
As an academic librarian, Emilie supports libraries as active sites of information creation and librarians as conduits for interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity. She works with Duke University's Goodson Law Library as the Collections Management and Strategies Librarian. Additionally, Emilie is the research and instruction librarian and senior poetry editor for the arts and literary non-profit The Seventh Wave. Her library science masters paper explores the information seeking behavior and visual studies engagement of creative writers.
As a writer, Emilie is the recipient of the Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award in Poetry (selected by Diana Khoi Nguyen) and the Cara Parravani Memorial Award in Fiction (selected by Leigh Newman), and her manuscript The Girl Who Became a Rabbit was a finalist for Tupelo Press's Berkshire Prize. Her poetry and prose hybridities are featured in such journals as The Bennington Review, The Offing, and Copper Nickel. Recent foci for her creative work include explorations of the rhetoric of fables and fairy tales, bodily memory and haunting, and metamorphoses.
Emilie holds a BA in English from Wellesley College, an MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and an MSLS with an Academic Libraries concentration from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
PUBLICATION, March 2023
Article: "E-Books and Open Book Exams," co-author with Jane Bahnson
American Association of Law Libraries: CRIV Blog
JOB, January 2023
Began position as Collections Management and Strategies Librarian
Duke University Goodson Law Library
HONOR, November 2022
Poetry Manuscript The Girl Who Became a Rabbit longlisted for YesYes Books Open Reading Period
POSTER, November 2022
Conference Poster: "The Interdisciplinary Creative Researcher: Visual Studies Engagement of Creative Writers"
ArLiSNAP / VREPS 2022 Fall Virtual Conference
POETRY & FICTION, SELECTIONS
"Here is the Logic I Have Maintained in Observing My Home" | The Offing | Spring 2021
"Sewn into the Age of Light" | Cream City Review | Winter 2021
"Rabbit" | Foundry | Fall 2020
"I Pull My Leaf Leg Stockings Off My Body" | The Boiler | Summer 2020
"Ellis" (No. 2) and "I Approach and Notice" | Tupelo Quarterly | Spring 2020
"Shaken Face if I Stay on My Own" and "You Believe You are Building an Order You Resemble" | The Spectacle | Fall 2019
ARTIST PROFILES, SELECTIONS
"The Poetic Curator, Fred Joiner" | Orange County Arts Commission) | Spring 2021
"Charlie Dupee's Reclaiming Kitsch" | Chapelboro (originally published with Orange County Arts Commission) | Winter 2021
"As She Sings She Writes, with Kelly Starling Lyons" | Chapelboro (originally published with OCAC) | Winter 2021
"Doing It for Themselves: New Artist-Run Spaces in Chapel Hill and Carrboro" | OCAC | Fall 2020
"Sean T. Bailey and the Photography of Belonging" | OCAC | Spring 2020