Bonnie Jill Emanuel is a Creative Writing MFA candidate at The City College of New York. She earned a BA in Creative Writing & Foreign Languages from University of Michigan's Residential College. She is the recipient of the 2017 Irwin and Alice Stark Poetry Prize in memory of Raymond Patterson and is a recent Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Mid-American Review, Love's Executive Order - poems on the Trump presidency, Chiron Review, and more.
Emanuel is a reader for the Bellevue Literary Review and an active member of PEN America. She was born and raised in Detroit.