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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"  

Crab Orchard Review Book Reviews (forthcoming)


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 current marketing freelancer for SIU Press, 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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