Emma Bolden is the author of three chapbooks of poetry: How to Recognize a Lady (part of Edge by Edge, the third in Toadlily Press' Quartet Series), The Mariner’s Wife (Finishing Line Press, 2008), and The Sad Epistles (Dancing Girl Press, 2008). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as the Indiana Review, The Journal, The Greensboro Review, Feminist Studies, Prairie Schooner, Redivider, and Verse. Her manuscripts have been semi-finalist for the Crab Orchard Review Poetry Series' First Book Prize, the Perugia Press Book Prize, the Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes in Poetry, and the Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry, as well as a finalist for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's First Book Prize. She has been nominated for four Pushcart Prizes. She is an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University and blogs at A Century of Nerve (emmabolden.com).