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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
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Emily Rosko is the author of two poetry collections, 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 (University of Iowa Press 2011). 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 joined the Department of English at the College of Charleston in 2010 and serves as poetry editor for Crazyhorse.


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



Weather Inventions. Akron, OH: University of Akron Press (forthcoming Spring 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.


“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.


“Marriage.” Epoch, forthcoming 2017.

“A Phase.” Crab Orchard Review 22, forthcoming 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.

“Hunted” and “Clocked as Any.” Cimarron Review 190 (Winter 2015): 13-15. Print.

“The Break.” Elsewhere Magazine 7. n. pg. Web 2015.

“Vitrine.” Sycamore Review 26:1 (Fall/Winter 2014): 37-8. Print.

“Sky-Field.” The Missouri Review. n. pg. Web. 13 Oct. 2014.

“Wind Aflush in the Head, a Wakefulness” and “Wind Study 9.” New American Writing 32 (Summer 2014): 155-56. Print.