Bonnie Jill Emanuel's poems appear or will appear in American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Mid-American Review, The Night Heron Barks, SWWIM, Ruminate,  The Laurel Review, Love's Executive Order, 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 2021 Bonnie was long-listed for the Frost Place Chapbook Fellowship and named a finalist in the Slapering Hol Press, Two Sylvias Press, and Swan Scythe Press chapbook contests. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and a poetry reader for Bellevue Literary Review.

Born in Detroit, she now lives in New York.