Bonnie Jill Emanuel's poems appear or will appear in American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Mid-American Review, Passages North, The Night Heron Barks, SWWIM, The Laurel Review, Indolent Books Online, Ruminate, Love's Executive Order, 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 for her full-length thesis manuscript, and the Stark Poetry Prize in Memory of Raymond Patterson for a series of poems she wrote about Detroit. 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.