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Emily Fragos

Part-time Faculty

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.



Emily Fragos Releases Third Poetry Collection

Emily Fragos's third collection of poetry, Saint Torch: New and Selected Poems, is forthcoming in November from Sheep Meadow Press and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly.


Hostage: New & Selected Poems

Emily Fragos' Hostage: New & Selected Poems was published by Sheep Meadow Press.


Little Savage

Emily Fragos' Little Savage was published by Grove Atlantic Press.

Teaching and Research Interests

poetry; fiction writing; rhetoric

Recent News


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."  


Fragos's third book of poems, Saint Torch, was published in late 2017 by Sheep's Meadow Press.

She is the editor of the poetry anthology Poems of Gratitude (Everyman's Pocket Library, 2017).   

Her recent work has appeared in The Massachusetts Review and the Academy of American Poets feature Poem-A-Day, and Poetry Daily. In 2016, Fragos published poems in The Harvard Review and The Denver Quarterly.

Fragos wrote "Tine Thing Helseth: Listening to the Heart and Mind of a Musical Genius" for Guernica Magazine, appeared online on June 15, 2017. She wrote the introduction to the book, In Celebration: the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, published by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, in December 2017.


Fragos gave a special reading with poet Edward Hirsch at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, on October 18, 2015. On December 3, 2015, she gave a reading at the NYU Bookstore.


Emily Fragos