August 3, 2007

About the Author

Emily K. Bright has lived in France and Ghana, New England and the Midwest. She is currently pursuing an MFA in poetry at the University of Minnesota. She also teaches orientation classes to refugees when they first arrive in Minnesota, a role which continually challenges her to reexamine American culture and put it into words. This year, she is also working as the creative writing department's Scribe for Human Rights, researching and writing what will hopefully be fascinating articles on local activism surrounding the violence in Darfur. Her passion is inviting people to stop, look at the world around them, and talk to each other, recognizing that we have more in common than we thought. Poetry is one excellent way of doing this.