About Jocelyn Emerson

Jocelyn Emerson holds graduate degrees in Renaissance literature and creative writing from the University of Iowa. The author of a chapbook, Confirmations of the Rapt (Red Dog Press), her poetry and reviews have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Epoch, and New American Writing. Her first collection of poetry, Sea Gate, was published by Alice James Books in 2002.


Jocelyn Emerson Has written the following articles:


Among the Ruined Silver-darks

As Reviewed By: Jocelyn Emerson Black Series by Laurie Sheck. Knopf, 2001. In the Life of Cowley, Dr. Johnson famously disparages the metaphysical poets, remarking, “Wit, abstracted from its efforts upon the hearer, may be more rigorously and philosophically considered as a kind of discordia concors. The most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence together; their learning […]

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