Emily K Michael


English • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Creative Nonfiction, Disability Studies, Linguistics, Poetry, Rhetoric & Composition



Emily K. Michael is a blind poet, musician, and writing instructor from Jacksonville, FL. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Wordgathering, The Hopper, Artemis Journal, The Deaf Poets Society, Nine Mile Magazine, Compose Journal, The Fem, Rogue Agent, Disability Rhetoric, Breath & Shadow, Bridge Eight, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, I Am Subject Stories, BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog, Barriers and Belonging, AWP Writer’s Notebook, and Mosaics (Vol. 2). Her manuscript Natural Compliance won Honorable Mention in The Hopper’s 2016 Prize for Young Poets. Emily’s work centers on the themes of ecology, disability, feminism, and music. She develops grammar workshops for multilingual learners and participates in local writing festivals. 

Publications & Presentations

TEDx Talk: The Confluence of Disability and Imagination

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