emilie menzel



 EMILIE MENZEL is a poet, writer, and finder.


Her poetry and prose are featured in such journals as Black Warrior Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Southern Humanities Review, and Passages North. She is the recipient of the Cara Parravani Memorial Award in Fiction (selected by Leigh Newman), the Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award in Poetry (selected by Diana Khoi Nguyen), and her manuscript The Girl Who Became a Rabbit was a recent finalist for Tupelo Press's Berkshire Prize. Recent focuses for her creative work include an exploration of the language of fables and fairy tales, grief and haunting, and metamorphoses of the body.


Emilie is the curator for the gently haunted digital library of art and reading resources The Gretel and a managing editor for the arts and literary non-profit The Seventh Wave. She builds local arts resources, events, and community for North Carolina with the Orange County Arts Commission. Additionally, Emilie is currently studying for a masters in librarianship at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where her research explores how creative practices can be used to build literacy and community. She holds a BA with honors in English from Wellesley College and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.




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PUBLICATION, February 2021

Flash Fiction / Prose Poem: "It Happened on a Tuesday"


Passages North

PUBLICATION, February 2021

Flash Fiction / Prose Poem: "Sewn into the Age of Light"

Cream City Review

PUBLICATION, February 2021

Artist Profile: "As She Sings She Writes, with Kelly Starling Lyons"


PUBLICATION, January 2021

Flash Fiction / Prose Poem: "Ellis"

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"On the Page You Seem So Quiet" | Denver Quarterly | Forthcoming

"The Girl Who Became a Rabbit" | Bennington Review | Forthcoming

"Ellis" (No. 3) | Copper Nickel | Forthcoming Fall 2021

"Here is the Logic I Have Maintained in Observing My Home" | The Offing | Forthcoming Spring 2021

"It Happened on a Tuesday" (print) | Passages North | Winter 2021

"Sewn into the Age of Light" (print) | Cream City Review | Winter 2021

"Ellis" (No. 1)Figure 1 | Winter 2021

"We Step Outside and There's an Uneasiness" (print) | Southern Humanities Review | Winter 2020

"Rabbit"Foundry | Fall 2020

"I Pull My Leaf Leg Stockings Off My Body"The Boiler | Summer 2020

"I Spoke of a Home," after a line by H.D. (print) | Michigan Quarterly Review  | Spring 2020

"Ellis" (No. 2) | 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

"You Believe You are Building an Order You Resemble"The Spectacle: The Revue | Fall 2019

"Shaken Face If I Stay on My Own"The Spectacle: The Revue | Fall 2019


"And yes, I will have this act again"Black Warrior Review, Online: Nominated for Best of the Net | Summer 2019


"The Animals I Have Lived within the Span of My Adolescence" | Trestle Ties | Summer 2019


"If we're hunting gazelle, what does poetry get to be?"Mass Poetry: Poetry on the T, National Poetry Month | April 2019


"[Animal Inventory]" | The Animal Club, Factory Hollow Press | Fall 2018


"As She Sings She Writes, with Kelly Starling Lyons" | Chapelboro (originally published with Orange County Arts Commission) | Winter 2021

"Reinvigorating Theater with Gage Tarlton" | Chapelboro (originally published with Orange County Arts Commission) | Winter 2021

"Designing for Process with Mike Tambashe" | OCAC | Winter 2020

"Reclaiming Narratives: Soteria Shepperson, Emily Baxter, and the Our Lens, Our Voice Project" | OCAC | Fall 2020

"Doing It for Themselves: New Artist-Run Spaces in Chapel Hill and Carrboro" | OCAC | Fall 2020

"Collage and Community Art with Meredith Haggerty" | OCAC | Summer 2020

"Arshia Simkin and Emily Cataneo's Redbud Writing Project" | OCAC | Summer 2020

"Carlos González García, Activist in Mosaic" | OCAC | Summer 2020

"Sean T. Bailey and the Photography of Belonging" | OCAC | Spring 2020

"The Quarantined Arts Community Rises" | OCAC | Spring 2020





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