Emily Rosko


Emily Rosko is the author of three poetry collections: Weather InventionsProp Rockery, awarded the 2011 Akron Poetry Prize, and Raw Goods Inventory, winner of the 2005 Iowa Poetry Prize and the 2007 Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers from Shenandoah. Additionally, she is the editor of A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line. A former Wallace Stegner Writing Fellow at Stanford University, she also is the past recipient of Poetry magazine’s Ruth Lilly Fellowship and a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. She is the poetry editor for swamp pink. She joined the Department of English at the College of Charleston in 2010.


Ph.D., English and Creative Writing, University of Missouri

M.F.A., Poetry, Cornell University

B.A., English and Creative Writing with a minor in Philosophy, Purdue University

Research Interests

  • Poetry Writing
  • English language poetry
  • The history of the lyric
  • Poetics and genre theory
  • Shakespeare
  • Nature/science writing

Courses Taught

ENGL 220: Poetry Writing I

ENGL 377: Poetry Writing II

ENGL 402: Advanced Poetry Workshop

ENGL 564: MFA Workshop in Poetry

ENGL 566: Elements of Craft & Form in Poetry

ENGL 568: Reading for Writers



Weather Inventions. University of Akron Press, 2018.

Prop Rockery. University of Akron Press, 2012.

A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line. Coedited and introduced with Anton Vander Zee. University of Iowa Press, 2011.

Raw Goods Inventory. University of Iowa Press, 2006.

Recent Poems:

“The Drift” and “Lord-Portrait.” New American Writing 42 (forthcoming). Print.

“The Lengths.” Bennington Review (forthcoming). Print.

“The Long Winter.” Third Coast (forthcoming). Print.

“The Lengths.” Bennington Review (forthcoming). Print.

“Lure & Sentence.” Porlock 1. n. pg. Web. 2 Apr. 2023. Web.

“Mind You,” “Where Are You, Karen Volkman?: An Ode,” and “Thereafter.” The Laurel Review 54.2 (2021): 58-60. Print.

“The You-Me Problem,” “With Its Blue Somewhat Veiled,” and “Thought’s Likeness Unwrapping.” Columbia Journal 58 (Spring 2020): 188-91. Print.

“When You Say You Wish You Were Dead,” “Course & Ripple,” and “The Marks.” Tupelo Quarterly 20. n. pg. Web. 14 Mar. 2020.

“Pantoum for the Games We Played.” The Mississippi Review 47:3. (Winter 2020): 58. Print.

“First Lesson,” “Threat Cycle,” and “Shard & Smoke.” The Shore 4. n. pg. Web. 21 Dec. 2019.

“Each One Had a Name as Long as It Lasted.” The Denver Quarterly 52:3 (Spring 2018). Print.

“Ridgeline.” Oversound 4 (Spring 2018): 111-12. Print.

“A Phase.” Crab Orchard Review 22:1 (Spring 2018): 134. Print.

“Marriage.” Epoch 67:1 (Fall 2017): 89. Print.

“The Feed Game,” “Lament,” and “The Sweet-Bitter.” Tupelo Quarterly 13. n. pg. Web. 15 Oct. 2017.

“Imprint” and “This Garden Is of My Own Making.” West Branch 84 (Spring/Summer 2017): 100-01. Print.

“For Sakes.” The Missouri Review. n. pg. Web. 1 May 2017.


“Charleston Resident: Time moves slowly when a hurricane eyes you.” CNN. n. pg. Web.12 Sept. 2018. Editorial.

“The Activated Voice.” The Working Poet II: Fifty Writing Exercises and a Poetry Anthology. Ed. Scott Minar. DuBoos, PA: Mammoth Books (2014). 109-16. Print.

“Recovery Project: On Visiting Rites by Phyllis Janowitz.” Octopus Magazine. n. pg. Web. 1 Jan. 2014.

“The Complaint.” Poets on Teaching. Ed. Joshua Marie Wilkinson. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press (2010). 135-37.

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