Emma Sovich

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Emma Sovich is a poet and book artist. She has worked as an editorial assistant, the editor of Black Warrior Review, a production intern, and a freelance proofreader. Her chapbook, None of Us Know Any Stories, is available through dancing girl press, and her poems and articles have been published in over forty journals and anthologies. Her artist’s books have homes in permanent collections in four states and have been exhibited in five states. She received M.F.A.s in Book Arts and Poetry from the University of Alabama, and lived in a cemetery for four years.


M.F.A., Book Arts, University of Alabama, 2015

M.F.A., Poetry, University of Alabama, 2014

B.A., English, magna cum laude, with minors in Creative Writing and Art, Washington College, 2008


Areas include the intersection of poetry and book arts, as well as: poetry, creative writing, letterpress printing, bookbinding, boxmaking, editing and publication, and composition.

Selected Publications

Recent poems have appeared in Salt Hill, Handsome, Paper Darts, Beecher’s, Fairy Tale Review, Caketrain, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Sixth Finch, Keyhole Magazine, Parcel, alice blue review, Artifice, Weave, Gargoyle, The Doll Collection, and others.


None of Us Know Any Stories. dancing girl press. 2014.

Artist’s Books:

Wendy Rebinding Wendy, 2015

Fibroid, 2015

LadyBody, 2015

Unbinding the Body, 2014

with Freya Gibbon: Mothers, 2014


Poetry collection: Wendy Wendy Wendy

Poetry collection: The Anatomical Venus

Artist’s book: Graveyard House

Selected Awards

Raymond F. McLain Book Arts Award, UA, 2015 and 2014

Windgate Fellowship, 2014-2015

Paper and Book Intensive Scholarship, 2014

Pushcart Prize Nomination, Beecher’s, 2014 and Conte, 2013 

Windgate Scholarship, UA, 2013

Truman Capote Scholarship, UA, 2010-2011

Sophie Kerr Prize, Washington College, 2008

Professional Affiliations

Phi Beta Kappa, College Book Arts Association, American Print History Association, The Guild of Bookworkers, Fine Press Book Association, Association of Writers and Writing Programs