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Emma Hine is the author of the debut poetry collection Stay Safe, which received the Kathryn A. Morton Prize and was published by Sarabande Books in January 2021. Poems from this collection have appeared in 32 Poems, Colorado ReviewCopper NickelThe Missouri Review, The OffingThe Paris Review, and The Southern Review, among others. Her essays have also been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Guernica Magazine, and Poets & WritersStay Safe was a finalist for the John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters and the Reading the West Book Award in Poetry.

Hine received an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from New York University, where she served as a Starworks Fellow and as the layout editor of Washington Square Review. She also holds a BA in English from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was awarded a Howard Nemerov Writing Scholarship and the Roger Conant Hatch Prize for poetry. 


She currently serves as the Communications Manager at the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses. Prior to this, she was the Associate Content & Education Editor at the Academy of American Poets. She is also a co-founder and co-host of Debut Revue, a virtual reading series celebrating debut poetry collections.

She is represented by Julia Eagleton at Janklow & Nesbit and is currently working on a novel. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.