• Emily Wallis Hughes
  • Emily Wallis Hughes
  • Instructor
  • http://emilywallishughespoetry.com
  • CV-EWH-April-2019-update.pdf
  • Office: Murray Hall 036C | Tuesday / Thursday, 1:30-3:30
  • Bio:

    Emily Wallis Hughes grew up in Agua Caliente, California, a small town in the Sonoma Valley. She is the author of Sugar Factory, published by Spuyten Duyvil in 2019. Ilya Kaminsky noted that Sugar Factory was "absolutely gorgeous lyric fire; one of the subtlest expressions of music I have read this year." Spanish translations of her poems were published in Buenos Aires Poetry and Perfil, a widely circulated newspaper in Argentina. Poems from her second book, Fragrance Alkali and Bloodred, have been published in Always Crashing, The American Poetry Review, Conduit, Cordella Magazine, Edible Jersey, Luna Luna Magazine, and Trampoline: A Journal of Poetry. Since 2010, Emily has been in remission from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. She and poet Jason Zuzga are the Editorial Co-Directors of Fence Magazine, Inc., collaboratively leading the small not-for-profit independent publisher of the Fence Books and Fence magazine, which was awarded the Whiting Foundation Literary Magazine Prize. Emily lives in Astoria, Queens, New York, just a twenty-minute walk from where her mother lived as a child in Jackson Heights. She has been a Part Time Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program in the English Department at Rutgers–New Brunswick since 2016 and has over fifteen years of college and university teaching experience. 

  • Emily Wallis Hughes grew up in Agua Caliente, California, a small town in the Sonoma Valley. She is the author of Sugar Factory, published by Spuyten Duyvil in 2019. Ilya Kaminsky noted that Sugar Factory was "absolutely gorgeous lyric fire; one of the subtlest expressions of music I have read this year." Spanish translations of her poems were published in Buenos Aires Poetry and Perfil, a widely circulated newspaper in Argentina. Poems from her second book, Fragrance Alkali and Bloodred, have been published in Always Crashing, The American Poetry Review, Conduit, Cordella Magazine, Edible Jersey, Luna Luna Magazine, and Trampoline: A Journal of Poetry. Since 2010, Emily has been in remission from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. She and poet Jason Zuzga are the Editorial Co-Directors of Fence Magazine, Inc., collaboratively leading the small not-for-profit independent publisher of the Fence Books and Fence magazine, which was awarded the Whiting Foundation Literary Magazine Prize. Emily lives in Astoria, Queens, New York, just a twenty-minute walk from where her mother lived as a child in Jackson Heights. She has been a Part Time Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program in the English Department at Rutgers–New Brunswick since 2016 and has over fifteen years of college and university teaching experience.