Emily Ellison

Emily Ellison is a second year MFA poet at Texas State University, where she also works as a Teaching Assistant for their English faculty. Her work has appeared in Southword, After the Pause, and Haiku Journal, and is upcoming in several places. Emily lives in San Marcos, Texas with two cats and an abundance of plants (withering at the moment).

A photo of Interviews Editor Emily Ellison.

Content by Emily Ellison

Sarah Gambito author photo overlaid with the cover of her poetry collection, LOVES YOU.

Interviews

With Our Mouths Open: An Interview with Sarah Gambito on Food and Lyrical Sweetness

BY Emily Ellison

I feel like we’re in such tumultuous times right now, and we need to uphold the linked roles of artists and audience—so how do we activate each equally, right? I’m less interested in the how the artist performs, where there’s this sort of passivity in the audience—not that that’s not a lovely thing, it’s a lovely thing. But I’m interested in how you get the audience to act towards, in some ways, what it is you’re doing.

Interviews

To Lie Down in the Field of What We Do Not Know: Interrogations of Epistemology with Robert Wrigley

BY Emily Ellison

Human life is invested in epistemological difficulties—just finding your ass with both hands these days is a challenge. But I think that nature, if we involve ourselves in it, if we just spend time [deeply inhales] looking at trees, smelling rocks… I like to crawl, I like to lie down in the woods a lot, I do that a lot, which has made me famous to the animals and my neighbors too.