Bonnie Jill Emanuel's poems appear or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Ruminate, Mid-American Review, Love's Executive Order, SWWIM, The Laurel Review, Indolent Books: Poems In The Afterglow, Midwest Review, Chiron Review and elsewhere. 

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


In 2020 Bonnie was named a finalist in the Slapering Hol Press, Swan Scythe Press, and Two Sylvias Press chapbook contests for a section from her first full-length book in progress. She has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize.  

Born in Detroit, she now lives in New York.