Bonnie Jill Emanuel's poems appear or will appear in The Laurel Review, Ruminate, SWWIM, Mid-American Review, American Poetry Review, Love's Executive Order,  Indolent Books: Poems In The Afterglow, Midwest Review, Great Lakes 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 2020-21 Bonnie was long-listed for the Frost Place Chapbook Fellowship and 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 is a Pushcart Prize nominee and a poetry reader for Bellevue Literary Review.

Born in Detroit, she now lives in New York.