Meet the Poet
Emily Strauss has an M.A. in English from San Francisco State University, but is self-taught in poetry, which she has written since college. Over 400 of her poems appear in a wide variety of online venues and in anthologies, in the U.S. and abroad. Recently her work has appeared in Dark Matter, Strong Verse, Aji Magazine, Counter Punch, and Marathon Literary Review. She is a Best of the Net and twice a Pushcart nominee. The natural world is generally her framework; she also considers the stories of people and places around her and personal histories. She is a retired teacher of English and ESL living in Oregon. Read.