Emily Wilson

Rookie (1968 / Ohio / United States)

Biography of Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson was born in Ohio and grew up in Maine; she was educated at Harvard University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her collections of poetry include The Keep (2001); Morpho terrestre (2006), a limited-edition book with prints by Sara Langworthy; and Micrographia (2009). Poet James Galvin noted in the Boston Review that Wilson’s poetry matches “wildness of diction with precision of sense.”

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A Friend Like You

A friend like you to
Be there by my side when others are
Criticizing me and
Doubting me. You are there with me
Every step of the way. I’m glad to have a
Friend like you. Even though you are
Gone, you’ll always be missed. And sometimes it gets
Hard without you here, but
I remember the times we shared together and that’s

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