Emily Warn was born in San Francisco and grew up in California and Detroit. She earned degrees from Kalamazoo College and the University of Washington. Her full-length collections of poetry include The Leaf Path (1982), The Novice Insomniac (1996), and Shadow Architect (2008). She has published two chapbooks: The Book of Esther (1986) and Highway Suite (1987) and is the founding editor of poetryfoundation.org, Warn’s poems and criticism have been published widely in journals and magazines, including Bookforum, Blackbird, Jacket2, Parabola, the Seattle Times, and Poetry. She is a former Wallace Stegner fellow and has held writer-in-residence positions at institutions such as the Bush School in Seattle, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Centrum Foundation, and Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico.
A former group programming manager for Microsoft, Warn has also been a web consultant for Amazon, the Methow Conservancy, and Farming and the Environment. She has taught at Lynchburg College and divides her time between Seattle and Twisp, Washington.
Poems By EMILY WARN
Articles By EMILY WARN
- California Sorrow
How So-Cal's supernatural landscape and T.S. Eliot's failed romance influenced Mary Kinzie's latest book.
- Anne Bradstreet: “To My Dear and Loving Husband”
Anne Bradstreet became a cultural icon for speaking out. Anne Hutchinson was banished.
- D.I.Y. Detroit
How the Alternative Press shaped the art of a city left for dead.
- Does Poetry Have a Social Function?
- Singing Whitman
Daniel Redman chants Leaves of Grass to tell the story of queer history.
- The Poetry Beat
In her NBCC-Award nominated book The Key to the City, Anne Winters patrols New York City from stoop to street, spire to tenement.
- We Are All Clowns
Lyn Hejinian on her groundbreaking My Life and reordering time.
- Who Did This?
The Alternative Press Multiple Originals Project screws up the bibliographers.
Audio & PodcastsPoetry Off the Shelf
The Fun of Speaking English
Emily Warn marvels at Dorothea Grossman’s charming, irreverent poems.
Her Delightful Life
Lyn Hejinian's experimental work is a lot funnier than you think.