Emily Spencer’s poetry is published or upcoming in Kenyon Review, Pleiades, Cosmonauts Avenue, English Journal, Midway Journal, and elsewhere. She was an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and earned an MFA from Boston University. Spencer is the recipient of a Kenyon Review Peter Taylor Teaching Fellowship and Boston University Global Writing Fellowship. 

Her book manuscript was a finalist for the 2020 Walt McDonald First Book Contest, Texas Tech University Press.

She teaches writing and wellness in the community; to take her online class, enroll here. Press-Citizen article, click here, USA Today Network. She is the associate director of the Iowa Youth Writing Project. Founded this year, Spencer is the Editor-in-Chief of Black Poetry Review and Well Poetry Review.