Emily Van Kley was raised in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula but now lives with her partner in Olympia, Washington, where she writes, teaches and performs aerial acrobatics, and nurses a near-pathological longing for snow. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications and anthologies, including The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, The Mississippi Review, Best New Poets 2013, and Best American Poetry 2017. Emily holds an MFA from Eastern Washington University and has taught composition and creative writing at the high school and college levels. Her first poetry collection is The Cold and the Rust, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize.
Here’s an interview with Siblíní Art & Literature Journal.
Or listen to an interview with Olympia Pop Rocks (segment at 14:12).