Blood Music (Poetry), Queens, NY
Blood Music braids together pregnancy and childbirth, a father’s diagnosis and death from ALS, and a loved one’s addiction crisis.
“I aim to reach readers where the specific is made universal—to highlight bodies changing and how love is inextricable from grief.”
Emily Hockaday’s first full-length collection, Naming the Ghost debuted with Cornerstone Press in September 2022. Her second collection, In a Body, is forthcoming with Harbor Editions October 2023. She is the author of five poetry chapbooks, most recently Beach Vocabulary out from Red Bird Chaps March 2022, and the zine Name this Body, from Thrash Press. Her poems have appeared in print and online journals, as well as with the Poets of Queens and Parks & Points’ Wayfinding anthologies. Emily graduated with her MFA in poetry from NYU in 2009.
Visit Emily’s website, at www.emilyhockaday.com