Emily Wall is a poet and Associate Professor of English at the University of Alaska Southeast. She has been teaching creative writing workshops at the university and in the community for over 20 years. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Arizona. Her poems have been published in a wide variety of literary journals in the US and Canada, most recently in Prairie Schooner and Alaska Quarterly Review. In 2013 she won a state-wide contest and a poem of hers was placed in Totem Bight State Park in Ketchikan, Alaska. She has two books published with Salmon Poetry: Liveaboard and Freshly Rooted. Her third book, Breaking Into Air: Birth Poems, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Emily lives and writes in Douglas, Alaska. She can be found online at www.emily-wall.com.