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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 instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where they also serve as Medical Humanities Faculty and teach in the TRAC Program and the Thompson Learning Community. 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 for those with neurological differences to interact with the world; exploring “risky” topics; and script writing to set interpersonal boundaries, aimed at greater feelings of effectiveness. Additionally, Emily is enthusiastic about speaking opportunities to advocate for radical inclusivity, especially as pertains to making safe spaces for neurodivergent, disabled, and trans/gnc/non-binary students. Emily’s poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as WaxwingCopper Nickel, The Laurel Review, Green Mountains Review, Salamander, and Alligator Juniper. 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 [email protected]. They really like mail, even more than ice cream.