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Emily Rosko

Associate Professor and M.F.A. Program Director

Address: 5 College Way, Room 401
Office Hours: Tu 1:00-3:00; W 2:30-3:30; & By Appointment
E-mail: roskoe@cofc.edu
Personal Website: http://blogs.cofc.edu/roskoe/


Emily Rosko is the author of three poetry collections: Weather Inventions; Prop 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 Crazyhorse. She joined the Department of English at the College of Charleston in 2010, and she will serve as the Director of the MFA Creative Writing Program from 2018-22.


Education

2009 - Ph.D., English and Creative Writing, University of Missouri

2003 - M.F.A., Poetry, Cornell University

2001 - 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

Publications

BOOKS:

Weather Inventions. Akron, OH: University of Akron Press, 2018.

Prop Rockery. Akron, OH: University of Akron Press, 2012.

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

 Raw Goods Inventory. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2006.

ESSAYS:

“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.

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

RECENT POEMS:

“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.