Emily Wall is a professor of English at the University of Alaska. She holds an MFA in poetry, and her poems have been published in journals across the US and Canada, most recently in Prairie Schooner and Alaska Quarterly Review. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her book, Flame, won the Minerva Rising chapbook prize. Her poem “This Forest” was chosen to be placed in Totem Bight State Park in Ketchikan, Alaska. She has published three books of poetry: Flame, Liveaboard, and Freshly Rooted. Emily lives on Douglas Island in Alaska, and she can be found online at www.emily-wall.com.