Emily Vieweg, MFA is a poet and playwright originally from St. Louis, Missouri. Her work has been published in Foliate Oak, The Voices Project, Northern Eclecta, Red Weather Literary Magazine, Soundings Review, Art Young's Good Morning, and more.

Her one-act play Atomic Lounge was performed in Chicago at The 25th Annual Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theatre Festival in 2013.

Emily's debut chapbook Look Where She Points is available from Plan B Press.

Emily's second chapbook, Conversations with Beethoven and Bach, is available through

She lives in Fargo, North Dakota where she is a mother of two, pet parent, data processor and adjunct English instructor.

Friday, January 15, 2016

2016 Art Young Memorial Award for Poetry - Honorable Mention

Today I am excited to report that my poem Shadows won Honorable Mention for the 2016 Art Young Memorial Award for Poetry from Garbanzo Literary Journal & Art Young's Good Morning.

I am humbled, because I write what I explain as "simple" poetry. I see a moment in time and report what I feel. Perhaps this is not so simple - perhaps this is actually difficult or impossible and somehow my words paint the picture in a way which does not require sight.

Somehow the rays from the sun dancing across the iced-over snow not yet penetrated by boots still warm my face, and all I can say is, "Maybe that's God."

Who knows.

I am blessed to have found my talent, to find my muse in my children and memories, and to communicate these moments in a way everyone can understand.

Thank you, Garbanzo Literary Journal and Art Young's Good Morning.