February 10, 2019 – Today’s second featured event is Hannah Evangeline Edwards and Emilia Phillips at Neptunes on 2/23 at 12:30pm.
Hannah Evangeline Edwards has worked as a reviewer for Apollon Humanities Journal and was head prose editor for Hail, Muse! Etc. A North Carolina native, Hannah returned to her home state to earn an MFA in poetry from UNCG. She has received numerous awards for her writing, including the Fred Chappell Fellowship, Eclectica Magazine’s author spotlight, and the Helen Owen Calvert writing award. In her spare time, Hannah is a teaching assistant at a local children’s theatre. Her work has appeared in Eclectica Magazine and the Sugar House Review.
Emilia Phillips (she/her/hers) is the author of three poetry collections from the University of Akron Press, most recently Empty Clip (2018), and three chapbooks, including Hemlock (Diode Editions, 2019) and Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Alike (Bull City Press, 2015). Her poems and lyric essays appear widely in literary publications including Agni, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and elsewhere. She’s an Assistant Professor in the MFA Writing Program and the Department of English at the UNC Greensboro.
Phillips is at work on a new poetry manuscript titled Embouchure and a collection of lyric essays called Wound Revisions. She spent three years writing craft essays for the Ploughshares Blog. She is also in the initial stages of a digitization project that will feature contemporary poetry broadsides in an open access online gallery and she continues to review new collections of poetry for a number of publications.