Emily Wall is a poet and Professor of English at the University of Alaska. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Arizona. Her poems have been published in journals across the US and Canada and she has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes. Her chapbook Flame won the Minerva Rising Dare to Be chapbook prize. She has won a Rasmuson Individual Artist Award as well as two Juneau Arts Council grants. She has five books of poetry: Fist and Flame are chapbooks published by Minerva Rising Press. Liveaboard and Freshly Rooted have found homes in Salmon Poetry. Her most recent book Breaking Into Air: Birth Poems is published by Red Hen Press. Emily lives and writes in Douglas, Alaska and she can be found online at www.emily-wall.com.