Emari DiGiorgio has been mistaken for a mermaid (on several occasions). When she’s not sunning herself at the shore or beefing up her biceps with intricate yoga postures, she is an Assistant Professor of Writing at Richard Stockton College and a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Poet-in-the-Schools. She is a graduate of NYU’s MFA program in poetry and a recipient of a 2007 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Poetry Fellowship.
DiGiorgio's poetry often explores the complex relationships women have with one another and with men, the concept of the matriarch, the types of power women seek and the ways they use it, the power of the body, and the effect of the media on women’s sense of self. She finds it important to use her art to represent, educate on, and advocate for real-life issues.