Originally from New York City, Emma Wood holds a BA in Russian History and Literature from Harvard University, from where graduated summa cum laude, and an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. At Iowa, she taught literature and creative writing to undergraduates, in addition to co-directing a reading series.
Her poetry has received fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Napa Valley Writing Conference and appeared in numerous journals. She’s currently an editor at The Morning News and an interviews editor at The Rumpus. She lives in Santa Cruz, CA with her husband and their two dogs.