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Emily Lupita Plum is an award winning writer specializing in the natural environment and in identity and place.

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Emily Lupita Plum is an award-winning writer specializing in the natural environment and in identity and place. She received her MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University and BA from Central College. Her awards include the Faulkner-Wisdom Gold Medal for the Poem; the John Allen Writing Award; the Lepke Endowed Graduate Award; the Pearl Hogrefe Recognition Award for Creative Writing and a Research Excellence Award from the Graduate College of Iowa State University.

Emily's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in publications including the North American Review, Double Dealer Redux, International Poetry Review, Poetry International, Lyrical Iowa, StringTown, Sketch and in the anthology Poetic Voices Without Borders 2. Emily’s first book of poems, Water and Stone, was published in a bilingual edition (Japanese/English) by Koumyakusya Press, Japan, 2004. Emily has lived in many places including rural Iowa, Grand Isle, Mexico, Spain, Wales and Japan, and is currently a full-time writer and artist in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Birth Place
Atlanta, GA USA

Faulkner-Wisdom Gold Metal for the Poem, 2008

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Environment, Iowa State University, 2007

Graduate Research Excellence Award, Poetry Thesis, Graduate College, Iowa State University, 2007

Lepke Endowed Graduate Award, Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, Iowa State University, 2007

Pearl Hogrefe Recognition Award in Creative Writing, 2006

John Allen Writing Award, 2001

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Please look for Emily's work in the following publications...forthcoming in 2008: Emily Lupita Plum’s poem, “Two Islands” placed as a Finalist in the North American Review James Hearst Poetry Prize and will be published in the Spring 2008 issue, available later this year. Two of Emily’s poems, “Not This” and “Wing by Wing,” will be included in the anthology, Poetic Voices Without Borders 2, due out in 2008 by Gival Press. Emily’s poem, “In the Karate Sensei Teaches Emptiness” is featured in the current [Fall 2007] issue of the North American Review, available Spring 2008. Emily’s poem “Not This” has been published in the International Poetry Review, Fall 2007 issue (Vol.33, No.2), available Spring 2008. Emily Lupita Plum’s creative nonfiction pieces, “The Last Drops of a Holy Drink” and “First Steps” received an Honorable Mention in Nonfiction in the University of New Orleans Study Abroad in Writing Contest. Emily will attend a four-week writers retreat in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, as part of her prize. Emily Lupita Plum’s poem, “The Market Where Blankets Bend” has been accepted for publication in the International Poetry Review’s Hispanic Issue, Summer 2008. For more about Emily, please visit her website:

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