Emily Wallis Hughes


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Emily Wallis Hughes is a poet and editor who grew up in Agua Caliente, California, a small town in the Sonoma Valley. Sugar Factory, her first full-length book of poems, containing a series of twelve new paintings by Sarah Riggs in collaboration with Emily's poetry, was published in January 2019 by Spuyten Duyvil.

Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in the Berkeley Poetry Review, Elderly, Gigantic Magazine, Luna Luna Magazine, Menage, Painted Bride Quarterly, Prelude, A Women’s Thing, ZAUM, and others.

She co-edited Slovene avant-garde poet Jure Detela’s Moss & Silver, translated by Raymond Miller with Tatjana Jamnik (Ugly Duckling Presse). Emily usually lives in Brooklyn, where she works for Fence as an editor of Constant Critic and copy editor.  In addition to Rutgers - New Brunswick, Emily has taught creative writing courses at New York University and the University of California, Davis.

You can find Sugar Factory, her new book of poetry, here.

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View her CV here.