Emily Carr lives in Oregon. She’s passionate about the rediscovery of Mississippi poet besmilr brigham, the sexual politics of meat, the limits of Achilles’ honesty and the problem of Chaucer’s spring, un-posted love letters, cannibal chickens and a ship too late to save the drowning witch.
Carr has been named a finalist in seven national book contests, including the 2011 National Poetry Series. Her second collection, 13 Ways of Happily: Books 1 & 2 (Parlor Press 2011), was chosen by Cole Swensen as the winner of the 2009 New Measures Poetry Prize. Carr has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Jack Kerouac House, Writers in the Heartland, and Camac Centre d’Art. The poet received her BA from the University of Missouri, her MFA from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and her Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in 2010. She is currently the director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Oregon State University-Cascades.