Emily Pérez

Emily Pérez is a granddaughter of Mexican immigrants and the author of House of Sugar, House of Stone (Center for Literary Publishing, 2016), as well as the chapbooks Made and Unmade (Madhouse Press, 2019) and Backyard Migration Route (Finishing Line Press, 2011). A CantoMundo fellow, she has published poems in journals including Cosmonauts Avenue, SWWIM, Copper Nickel, Poetry, Diode, and Fairy Tale Review, and she is a regular reviewer for RHINO. She teaches English and gender studies in Denver, where she lives with her husband and sons.


Post-Metamorphic: The Poetry of Modern Motherhood

When podcaster Hillary Frank, host and founder of The Longest Shortest Time, first started pitching her motherhood-centered show for radio, she “met rejection after rejection.” Editors pushed back on the grounds of market demand, as Frank recalls in a New York Times op-ed: “We’re just not sure there’s enough of an audience for this kind […]

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