I am excited to say that Neoteny: Poems is on its way to the printer! The book is also now available on Amazon! Click here to order. I had the pleasure of writing the long Amazon description for Neoteny, so here it is! A lively and imaginative debut, Neoteny explores blindness, family, and birdsong. In these poems, … More NEOTENY on the way!
I have some very exciting news! Yesterday I found out that my publisher, Finishing Line Press, nominated Neoteny: Poems for The Pushcart Prize! This prize is specifically for the literary work of small presses, and each press may put forward six nominees for the year. I am one of five nominations from Finishing Line! I … More NEOTENY Gets Nominated!
I sat down with Karen Rieley of the Resident Community News for a conversation about disability, family, and education. We talked about the importance of mentors and the value of passing along we learn. Read the full story here.
Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
By Emily K. Michael As a writing teacher, I spend more time defending poetry than prose. When I tell my students, “We’ll be doing poetry today,” I hear groans and sighs. And when I share that I write poetry, people say, ‘I always had trouble with poetry.” Or…
A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Rance Adams of WJXT’s River City Live, and I am so excited to share the feature. Rance asked insightful and empathetic questions, and he created a wonderful segment about my work, even including clips from my TEDx presentation and JaxbyJax readings. The feature aired today at 11AM. … More My feature on River City Live
Recently I wrote a short post for social media that included five facts about guide dogs. I wanted to share these facts as responses to common misconceptions that people have. People often ask me, “Does your dog EVER get to play?” or “What is he like when the harness comes off?” I did not expect … More 5 Facts about Guide Dogs
This morning I spoke with Charleen Shirk on WJCT’s First Coast Connect. We talked about Neoteny: Poems, the importance of mentorship, and cultivating a poet’s awareness. I explained that disability alone is not an angle or a superpower: it is a cultural identity. Listen to the full interview here. My segment starts around 35:30. You … More My spot on First Coast Connect