Emily Blair

Artwork and Writing


Emily Blair lives in Brooklyn. She draws, writes poems and creates artists’ books. These latter are in a number of university library collections and have been exhibited at Western Exhibitions Gallery in Chicago. Her poetry has appeared in Sixth Finch, cream city review, Indiana Review, The Gettysburg Review, New Ohio Review, Gulf Coast, Juked, Barrelhouse Blog, The Boiler, Amethyst Arsenic, The Mondegreen, Blue Lyra, Stolen Island, Cura, The Mississippi Review, and in Brooklyn Poets Anthology. In 2010, Booklyn published her chapbook Idaville, an illustrated short story, yours for only $5. She is a member of Sweet Action Poetry Collective. Since 1994, she has been part of Next Question, a collaborative art group whose projects incorporate interviews. Next Question’s most recent project took place at Open Engagement 2015 in Pittsburgh, with help from The Sprout Fund. Blair is the recipient of a NYFA Fellowship in Poetry in 2014 and in Fiction in 2006. In 2009-2010, she was a Stein Family Scholar at the Center for Book Arts in NYC. In 2006, she was awarded a Xeric Foundation Self-Publishing Grant for her comic Living Statues.