Emily Carr

EMILY CARR writes murder mysteries that turn into love poems that are sometimes (by her McSweeney’s editors, for example) called divorce poems. After she got an MFA in Poetry from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, she took a doctorate in Ecopoetics at the University of Calgary. These days, Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the New College. Her newest book, whosoever has let a minotaur enter them, or a sonnet—, is available from McSweeney’s. It inspired a beer of the same name, now available at the Ale Apothecary. Emily’s first collection of short prose, Name Your Bird Without A Gun: a Tarot romance, is forthcoming from Spork. Visit Emily online at or on Instagram as ifshedrawsadoor.

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