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Emily Pérez is the author House of Sugar, House of Stone, the chapbook Backyard Migration Route, and the chapbook Made and Unmade. She graduated with honors from Stanford University and earned an MFA at the University of Houston, where she served as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast and taught with Writers in the Schools. A CantoMundo fellow, she has received grants and scholarships from the Washington State Artist Trust, Jack Straw Writers, Bread Loaf Writers’ Workshop, Summer Literary Seminars, and Inprint, Houston, and she is also a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals including Copper Nickel, Fairy Tale Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry, Diode, and DIAGRAM. She teaches English and Gender Studies in Denver where she lives with her husband and sons.