Bonnie Jill Emanuel's poems appear in SWWIM, American Poetry Review, Mid-American Review, Midwest Review, Chiron Review, Great Lakes Review, Podium, The Westchester Review, Love's Executive Order - Poems on the Trump Presidency, and many other fine journals. 

She earned a Creative Writing MFA at The City College of New York, where she was awarded the 2020 Jerome Lowell DeJur Prize in Creative Writing, and the 2017 Stark Poetry Prize in Memory of Raymond Patterson. She holds a BA in Creative Writing & Foreign Languages from University of Michigan's Residential College. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Born in Detroit, Bonnie now lives and writes in New York. She is at work on her first collection of poems.