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Driftwood Press: "County Fair at Night" forthcoming 2025

      *2024 Contest Finalist

Artemis Journal: "LOOKING FOR AN OLD FRIEND'S VULVA PAINTINGS" forthcoming August 2024 

THE SHORE: "At 2 A.M." and "Root-Bound" forthcoming Summer 2024

SAVOR: Poems for the Tongue Anthology, Friendly City Books (print): "Ode to the Fish-Fry"

The Banyan Review: "Baptism without Breach"

Arboreal Literary Magazine: "Ghost Apples"

The Woodward Review: "Self Portrait" 

Zone 3: "When the Sky Opens" and "The Strawberries and Something About Love" 

Passages North (print): "Sisters"

Product Magazine: "Meanwhile in the Tree Stand Adjacent to Windmill-80"

West Trestle Review: "Bleeding Hearts at Her Feet" 

Cider Press Review: "Water Witching"

SWWIM Every Day: "He asked if I'd want a daughter" 

Doubleback Review: "Stray Bullet in Dry Season" (reprint - originally published in The American Journal of Poetry)

MacQueen's Quinterly: "The muck ditch"

      *Nominated for 2022 Best Short Fictions

The Oakland Arts Review"To the Red Sky" and "All Was Swept Away"

Runestone"An Evening at Inch Strand Beach Just Outside Dingle, Ireland"

The Mochila Review (print): "The Men Who Hold Her" and "This is How We Love"


The Inflectionist ReviewReview of Kelly Gray's My Fingers are Whales and other stories of Cetology 

MAYDAY Magazine: Review of Barbara Schwartz and Krista Leahy's Nothing but Light


MAYDAY Magazine: "Motherhood and Mental Illness: On Blue by Erin Wilson"  


Christal Ann Rice Cooper Website: #360 Backstory of the Poem "Beyond the Field"

"Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before."  -Audre Lorde



Emilee Kinney hails from the small farm-town of Kenockee, Michigan, near one of the Great Lakes: Lake Huron. She received her BA in Creative Writing and History from Albion College in Albion, Michigan and her MFA in poetry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She is currently pursuing her PhD in creative writing at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Kinney has led community poetry workshops, volunteered as a poetry editor for various magazines, worked as an acquisitions intern and marketing freelancer, editorial assistant for the 2021 Crab Orchard Review Book Review Supplement, and Director of the 2021 Little Grassy Literary Festival. When she's not working, she hangs out with her dogs, hikes with her cohort, and dreams about having another Guinness in Ireland. 



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