emilie menzel



 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. 



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Article: "Arshia Simkin & Emily Cataneo's Redbud Writing Project"

Orange County Arts Commission

READING, April 23rd, 2020, 7pm

On Instagram Live

Michigan Quarterly Review's Instagram Page

Michigan Quarterly Review Spring 2020 issue launch


Poem: "I Spoke of a Home"

Michigan Quarterly Review


Green and Garden Virtual Museum Launch

The Gretel





"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


"And yes, I will have this act again"Black Warrior Review, Online | 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



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

"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


"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





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