B.A. English, Syracuse University, 1972 M.A. French Language and Literature, University of Paris, Sorbonne, 1975 M.F.A. Poetry, Columbia University, 1995
Emily Fragos is an award-winning, widely published poet who teaches poetry writing at NYU and Columbia. She has also taught Shakespeare Studies, poetry, and world literature at Fordham University and the College of Mount Saint Vincent. She is the author of two books of poetry: Little Savage (Grove/Atlantic, 2004) and Hostage: New & Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow Press, 2011). Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Threepenny Review, Yale Review, Boston Review, Cimarron Review, and numerous other journals. She is the editor of five poetry anthologies from Everyman's Pocket Library/Knopf: Art and Artists; The Great Cat; The Dance; Music's Spell; and Letters: Emily Dickinson. Fragos has served as guest poetry editor for Guernica, and has written about dance for Pointe, Bomb, and Playbill. She is the recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, and a 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award Winner.
Teaching and Research Interests
poetry; fiction writing; rhetoric
Emily Fragos was the recipient of the 2015 Witter Bynner Fellowship by the 20th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress and gave a poetry reading at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, after receiving the prize. In March 2015, she was interviewed for the popular DC radio program "The Poet and The Poem."
In 2016, Fragos published poems in The Harvard Review and The Denver Quarterly.
Her poem "The Sadness of Clothes" was published on the Academy of American Poets' "Poem-A-Day" website. Other poems by Fragos will be appearing or have recently appeared in the special transatlantic issue of Ploughshares, The New Republic, The Threepenny Review, and The Boston Review.