Emily Skaja

Illinois, The United States



Emily Skaja was born and raised in rural Illinois. She holds an MFA from Purdue University and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. Her poems have appeared in Best New Poets, Blackbird, Crazyhorse, FIELD, and Gulf Coast, among other journals. She is the winner of the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, an AWP Intro Journals Award, and an Academy of American Poets college prize. She lives in Memphis.

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Brute: Poems

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“It's easy to be angry
about how much hope there is
in reaching
The whole house gone
& so many little monuments
to the wrong thing”
Emily Skaja, Brute: Poems
tags: truth

“Without you, all the proverbs are halved in my mouth. Where there's smoke there's. Where there's smoke.”
Emily Skaja, Brute: Poems

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