About

Emily Borgmann is a poet, essayist, and writing educator in Omaha, Nebraska. They are the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Champion of Youth advocacy award from Youth Emergency Services, and, in 2018, were named the recipient of a Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature. Emily has worked as a teaching artist in such spaces as correctional facilities, middle schools, community mental health resources, and youth triage. They are a creative writing adjunct instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and work in the writing center at Metropolitan Community College. They are available to present generative and revision workshops in poetry and creative nonfiction, and to facilitate trainings for educators who serve populations with high Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scores. Examples of topics include writing from trauma; lyric and narrative expression; writing rituals to cope with neurological differences; exploring “risky” topics; and script writing to set interpersonal boundaries, aimed at greater feelings of effectiveness. Emily’s poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as Copper Nickel, The Laurel Review, Green Mountains Review, Salamander, Alligator Juniper, and Skidrow Penthouse. Emily is at work on a memoir that explores their emotional relationship with their mother through internal and external wounds. It is a book about learning to love via confusion. To inquire about workshops, readings, or for any other wonders, please send an email to borgmann.emily@gmail.com. They really like mail, even more than ice cream.