Emily M. Goldsmith (they/them) is a Ph.D. Student in English at the University of Southern Mississippi, a poet, and an educator. They are invested in equitable pedagogies and their research interests include Southern Gothic, Creole Studies, Queer Studies, Disability Studies, and Louisiana Literature.
Read about their journey as a writer, how they ended up being a poet, and more on Aura Martin's website from this 9.24.21 interview:
Emily M Goldsmith's 2024 CV
Emily M. Goldsmith (they/them) is a queer Cajun-Creole poet originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They received their BA in Creative Writing-Poetry at Louisiana State University in 2016 and their MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry with a graduate certificate in College Teaching and Learning at the University of Kentucky in 2021. They were the former Editor-in-Chief of New Limestone Review.
Emily is passionate about inclusive, anti-racist, and culturally affirming pedagogies. As a Louisiana Creole person, they are also dedicated to resisting the idea of enforcing "Standard English" and instead respecting every student's language patterns and diverse identities while promoting critical thinking and communication skills. They are also passionate about digital media in the classroom.
Emily was the 2023 Derven Scholar at The Historic New Orleans Collection. Their research about Louisiana Creole identity, language, and culture will be added to The Historic New Orleans Collection's educational resources. Additionally, they are working on a Digital Humanities Exhibit about Louisiana Creole Memorialization for The Gravestone Project.