emilie menzel



 EMILIE MENZEL, poet and librarian:


As an arts and humanities librarian, Emilie supports libraries as active sites of information creation and librarians as conduits for interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity. She works with Duke Libraries as the teaching resources analyst for the digital scholarship project Project Vox and metadata coordinator for the Dictionary of Art Historians. Further, Emilie is the research and instruction librarian and managing poetry editor for the arts and literary non-profit The Seventh Wave. Her 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.




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TALK, May 2022

Process Talk: "Finding Creative Libraries"

Free, Zoom, 8pm est

hosted by Seventh Wave

Process Talks

PUBLICATION, February 2022

Prose Poem: "The Girl Who Became a Rabbit"

Bennington Review

Bennington Review 2

PUBLICATION, October 2021

Prose Poem: "Ellis" 

Copper Nickel

Copper Nickel 2

INTERVIEW, August 2021

Interviewed by Regina Rosenfeld: "That's the skill, I think: to allow yourself to fail and learn how to keep going" 

Pine Hills Review

Pine Hills Interview


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