Emily Lake Hansen

Poet & Memoirist


Emily Lake Hansen is a fat, bisexual poet and memoirist and the author of the poetry collection Home and Other Duty Stations (Kelsay Books, 2020) as well as the chapbooks Pharaoh’s Daughter Keeps a Diary (Kissing Dynamite Press, forthcoming 2022) and The Way the Body Had to Travel (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Her poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Pleiades, 32 Poems, Hobart, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Atticus Review, The Shore, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and Midway Journal among others. She received an MFA in creative writing from Georgia College and is currently a PhD candidate at Georgia State University. A receiptient of the 2022 Longleaf Poetry Fellowship and an Honorable Mention for the 2022 Limp Wrist Glitter Bomb Award, Emily lives in Atlanta where she serves as an instructor of English & Creative Writing at Agnes Scott College.


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Home and Other Duty Stations - Kelsay Books [Review] - 2020
[Also available on Amazon]

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The Way the Body Had To Travel - Dancing Girl Press [Review] - 2014

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