Fort Not, by Emily Skillings
To be published in 2017
Emily Skillings is the author of two chapbooks: Backchannel (Poor Claudia) and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants (No, Dear/ Small Anchor Press). Skillings is the recipient of a 2017 Pushcart Prize, and recent poems can be found in Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Hyperallergic, jubilat, Pleiades, and Washington Square. Formally trained in ballet and modern dance, she has performed with The Commons Choir (Darïa Faïn and Robert Kocik) and the A.O. Movement Collective, and her choreography has been presented at Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, Spoke the Hub, and The Millay Colony for the Arts. She lives in Brooklyn, where she is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist poetry collective and event series. Skillings is an MFA candidate at Columbia University, where she is currently a Teaching Fellow in the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program.