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Emily Rosko

Associate Professor

Address: 5 College Way, Room 401
Office Hours: Tuesday 1:30-3:00, Wednesday 11:00-12:30, and 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



 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.


“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.

 “I Tilt This Way with the Cosmos.” Anti-. n. pg. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

“Test” and “[I play the torturer by small and small].” Everyday Genius. n. pg. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.

“We Fake Ourselves Out.” Another Chicago Magazine 51 (Spring 2013): 39. Print.

“Uplands, Winter.” Antioch Review 70:4 (Fall 2012): 728. Print.

"Arctic"; "The Greenery Goldens, Night Takes from Us All Forms"; "Fern"; "Where the Tree, Instead of Bending, Breaks";"Not Need, but the Sky Outright"; and "The Candescence." New Orleans Review 38.1 (2012): 104-09. Print.

"Out of the Blue." Pleiades 32.2 (Spring 2012): 132-33. Print.