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Emily Rosello Mercurio

Poet

Emily Rosello Mercurio

Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 334
erm237@cornell.edu

Educational Background

Cornell University, MFA
Wheaton College, BA

Overview

Emily Rosello Mercurio is a poet born and raised in New England. Her work deals primarily in exploring the intersections of the area’s local ecology and questions of femininity and value. Her thesis, Slime Child, is a collection of poems confronting the question of what it means to be beautiful. Besides Cornell, Emily has served as the Literary Editor for Rushlight and an instructor for Education Unlimited at Yale University. Her work has appeared in Spoon River Poetry ReviewPuerto del Sol, Vallum, and other journals. She is a 2017 winner of the Bermuda Triangle Prize

Departments/Programs

  • English

Research

  • Environmental Humanities
  • Ecofeminism
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Women’s Literature

Courses