She has received two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Eric Matthieu King AWard from the Academy of American Poets. Her recent work, including Noose and Hook (2010), explores violence, the self, and perspective. Noose and Hook includes a long monologue sequence, “The Mongrelogues,” that is told from a dog’s point of view.
Emanuel holds a BA from Bennington College, an MA from City College of New York, where she studied with Adrienne Rich, and an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has taught at the Warren Wilson Program in Creative Writing, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the University of Pittsburgh.
In 2013 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry. He has also received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Stanford Humanities Center in Palo Alto, California. He is currently a Professor in the Philosophy Department at California State University, Chico.