Episode 15: Emily Holland | American University

Should I go straight into an MFA or take some time between degrees? Emily Holland of American University talks to Jared about how she decided to go back to school, how the structure of a poem influences the reader, and how she’s thinking creatively about the post-MFA job market.

Emily Holland is a lesbian writer with poems appearing in publications including Nat. Brut, Homology Lit, bedfellows, and Wussy. She is the author of the chapbook Lineage (dancing girl press 2019). Her work has received support from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and Sundress Academy for the Arts. Currently, she is the editor of Poet Lore and the Editor-in-Chief of FOLIO at American University, where she is a second-year MFA student in poetry. You can learn more at her website emily-holland.com.


Mentions:

· Juniper Summer Writing Institute with the University of Massachusetts Amherst
· Writer Camp with Barrelhouse Magazine
· Split this Rock, social justice-oriented poetry organization in D.C.
· Busboys and Poets, social justice-oriented bookstore, restaurant, and literary community in D.C.
· Library of Congress
· Cafe MFA, blog related to American University’s creative writing MFA program
· D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities grants
· The Inner Loop, reading series in D.C.

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