Emily Leithauser

Visiting Assistant Professor

Callaway N105
Office Hours: by appointment

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Emily Leithauser specializes in British and Anglophone literature, twentieth- and twenty-first century poetry and poetics, theories of metaphor and the lyric, and creative writing. Her scholarship on Anthony Hecht’s archive at Emory University has appeared in The Hopkins Review and her work on Derek Walcott is forthcoming from The Global South. Her first book project, Remembering Poetry: Figures of Scale in the Postwar Anglophone Lyric, examines how contemporary Anglophone verse taps into poetry’s techniques of measurement and its contrasting figurations of scale to record shifts in consciousness and perception, as well as to document the limitations of memory.

Her first collection of poems, The Borrowed World, is the winner of the 2015 Able Muse Book Prize and was published by Able Muse Press in July 2016. Her poems and translations have appeared in New Ohio Review, Literary Imagination, Southwest Review, Blackbird, and Measure, among other journals.