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Emily Rosko

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Emily Rosko (born 1979) is an American poet. She is the author of two award-winning poetry collections: Prop Rockery, (University of Akron Press, 2012) and Raw Goods Inventory (University of Iowa Press, 2006).



Rosko received her B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Purdue University where she studied with Marianne Boruch and Donald Platt. She earned her M.F.A at Cornell University under the mentorship of Alice Fulton, Ken McClane, Phyllis Janowitz, and Deborah Tall. She went on to complete a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing working with Scott Cairns, Lynne McMahon, and Sherod Santos at the University of Missouri.

She taught previously as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell University, and she is now Associate Professor at the College of Charleston (Charleston, SC).

Her first book Raw Goods Inventory won the 2005 Iowa Poetry Prize and her second book Prop Rockery was chosen by Natasha Saje for the 2011 Akron Poetry Prize.

Her poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, The Denver Quarterly, New American Writing, New Orleans Review, and West Branch.

Rosko is the poetry editor for Crazyhorse.

National prizes

  • Akron Poetry Prize for a book-length collection, University of Akron Press, 2011.
  • Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, Shenandoah, Washington and Lee University, 2007.
  • Iowa Poetry Prize for a book-length collection, The University of Iowa Press, 2005.
  • Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, 2004, 2006, 2011, and 2013.
  • AWP Intro Journals Project Award, 2002.
  • Fellowships

  • Wallace Stegner Writing Fellowship in Poetry, Stanford University, 2003-05.
  • Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, Poetry, 2002.
  • Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 2001-03.
  • References

    Emily Rosko Wikipedia

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