Robert Clayton Casto Poetry Prize: The First Time My Writing Has Ever Won Something!
I am now an ~accomplished~ writer! This is the first award my work has ever earned! long and sappy post ahead: cw for mention of abuse &...
Emma Rhodes is an award-winning queer writer and makeup enthusiast currently living on the unceded territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee people. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in places such as Prism International, Plenitude, Riddle Fence, Qwerty, and elsewhere. In 2021 she was the recipient of the Robert Clayton Casto Poetry Prize, and shortlisted for the Vallum Chapbook Award.
Both my writing and my makeup practices are outlets for self expression, coping mechanisms, and vehicles for healing and personal growth. I began writing short stories in middle school and found a love for poetry in University. I studied English Literature and Creative Writing at St. Thomas University in so called Fredericton New Brunswick. I was able to expand my skills through work at Goose Lane Editions --Canada's oldest independent publisher-- , moorehype publicity, The Miramichi Reader, The Fiddlehead, and elsewhere. Here on my website you will find all of my published works: short pieces, reviews, poems, and more.
My makeup practice began as a hobby and became a skill and coping mechanism during the Covid-19 pandemic. When I feel depressed I know that doing makeup will make me feel at least a little bit better. I am self-taught.