publications & Honors

Recently Featured In:


  • Light Experiments, Porkbelly Press, 2019. (Visual Poetry)

  • The Mark My Body Draws in Light, Finishing Line Press, 2014. (Poetry)

Features and Interviews

Journal Publications


  • “A New Truth”—SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers In Miami), forthcoming in 2019. (Visual Poetry)

  • “Parsnips and Carrots,” “Candle,” and “Flogger”—45th Parallel, forthcoming in 2019. (Artwork) 

  • “This Is Not A Dream”—FENCE Magazine, forthcoming in 2019. (Artwork and Criticism)

Past publications

  • “Where are your people?: Cai Emmons in conversation with Madeleine Barnes on Weather Woman” —The Center For The Humanities Blog, November 2018. (Criticism)

  • “No One Is Illegal” Protest Embroideries —Boston Accent Lit, September 2018. (Artwork)

  • “The Born Lady”—SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers In Miami). May 2018. (Poetry)

  • “Fees and Grace”—Crab Fat Magazine, forthcoming in May 2018. (Poetry)

  • Six Photographs—The American Literary ReviewApril 2018. (Photo)

  • “I Dreamt We Made Music With A Bed Of Rusty Nails And Goldfish” in the Plath Poetry Project July Retrospective, August 2017. (Poetry)

  • “Dig” and “Deconstruction”—The Literary NestJuly 2017. (Poetry)

  • "Sleep Phase" — Oakland Review Alumni Edition, forthcoming in March 2017. (Poetry)

  • Cover Art:"Sole Witness" and "Degrees of Openness" — Cimmaron Review, forthcoming in February 2017. (Photo)

  • "Vulnerary" and "Forty Black Ships" — Pittsburgh Poetry Review, October 2016. (Poetry)

  • Cover Art: "Layers of Home" — Washington Square Review, October 2016. (Photo)

  • Cover Art: Before Snowfall, After Rain by Ariel Francisco, Glass Poetry Press, September 2016. (Photo)

  • "On Water" — Cordella Magazine, September 2016. (Prose Poem)

  • Featured Artist — Rogue Agent, June 2016. (Photo)

  • “Night Work” — The Scores, Scotland, April 2016. (Poetry)

  • “Altar”— Featured artist in Microfiction Monday, April 2016. (Photo)

  • Cover Art: “The Walk Home” and “Descending Light”— BOXCAR Poetry Journal, April 2016. (Photos)

  • “Pelvis” and other photographs — featured artist in Heartbeat Literary Magazine, April 2016. (Photos)

  • “Light Experiments” — Stanzas, Limerick, Ireland, March 2016. (Photo Series)

  • “The Boab Tree” — The Grief Diaries, February 1, 2016. (Poetry)

  • “A Place Without a Person — Cellpoems, January 2016. (Poetry)

  • Brooklyn poets Audio Recording— January 2016. (Poetry)

  • “In Harmonium” — Blue Lyra Review, December 2015. (Poetry)

  • “Dream Song Six Thousand” — riverSedge, August 2015. (Poetry)

  • “The Blue Of It” — Fields Magazine, May 2015. (Poetry)

  • “Inside the Metropolis,” “Escalation,” and “One Secret Thing” — YEW Journal, April 2015. (Poetry/Visual Arts Collaboration with artist Jiyoo Jye)

  • “Place of Shelter” — Jai-Alia, November 2014. (Poetry)

  • “Smallness” — Pleiades, June 2013. (Poetry)

  • “Chronology of Lost Things” — Icarus Magazine, January 2013. (Poetry)

  • “Drive to the Airport” — Print Oriented Bastards, October 2012. (Poetry)

  • “An Ode to My Body” and “Poem Composed in the Alphabet Blades” — The Loyalhanna Review, July 2012. (Poetry)

  • “Medicine for Restlessness” and “Inside Letters I Told You Everything” — Oakland Review, April 2012. (Poetry)

  • “I Did Not Abandon the Right Things” and “Don’t You” — Voices in the Attic, March 2012. (Poetry)

  • “Remembering What the Body Is” and “Psychoanalysis” — Oakland Review, May 2011. (Poetry)

  • “Incident on the Tram,” “Forms of Suspension,” “In Order to Survive,” “Follow-Up,” “Stepping Forward” — Three Rivers Review, May 2011. (Poetry)

  • “Distinguishing Between” — Girls With Glasses, May 2011. (Poetry)

  • “Remembering What the Body Is” — Collision Magazine, April 2011. (Poetry)

  • “After-Grace of Trauma,” “Let Me Thank the Body” and “What I Meant” — Weave Magazine, December 2012. (Poetry)

  • “What Looking Does to the Light” — Spires: Washington University’s Intercollegiate Arts and Literature Magazine, December 2010. (Poetry)

  • “Child Mad Enough,” “Night Runner,” “Side Effects,” “Notes on Mothering,” and “Grasp” — Three Rivers Review Vol. 25, May 2010. (Poetry)

  • “Sixteen Birds Escaped the Aviary” — The Albion Review, April 2010. (Poetry)

  • “Daughters of the Ghost” — Open Thread, Vol. 2, April 2010. (Poetry)

  • “Excavations” and “Belfast, 1941” — The North Central Review, December 2009. (Poetry)


  • "The Mark My Body Draws in Light" — Blowtorch: Oscar Wilde Center Creative Writing Anthology. May 2015. (poetry)

  • “Caught Between So Many Surfaces” — The Rattling Wall. Narrow Books. May 2011. (Poetry)

  • Into Focus” — Plain China: Best Undergraduate Writing Anthology, April 2010. (Poetry)

Newspaper Publications

  • “The Mark My Body Draws in Light” — Poetry Ireland Review Monthly Newsletter. April 2013. (Poetry)

  • “Red” — Pittsburgh City Paper, August 2011. (Poetry)

  • “Interview with Philo Ikonya” — Sampsonia Way Magazine, July 2011. (Feature Article)

  • “G-20: Pittsburgh, September 2009” — 5AM, March 2010. (Poetry)


  • 2018: Awarded a five year Fellowship by CUNY’s PhD in English Program

  • 2014: Cover Design Winner of The Looking Glass Magazine’s Cover Design Contest

  • 2013: Named an Emerging Writer by the Poetry Ireland Introduction Series

  • 2012: Student Leadership Award from Carnegie Mellon University

  • 2012: Carnegie Mellon Adamson Award: Poetry, Second Place

  • 2012: Nominated by English Department at Carnegie Mellon for Gretchen Goldsmith Langford Award

  • 2012: Hungry Poets Prize from West Virginia University

  • 2011: Academy of American Poets Prize from Carnegie Mellon University

  • 2011: New York Writer’s Institute Scholarship from Skidmore College

  • 2011: Gertrude Gordon Journalism Prize from the Pittsburgh Women’s Press Club

  • 2010: First Place in the Albion Review Poetry Contest from Albion College

  • 2010: First Place in the Three Rivers Review Poetry Prize

  • 2009: First Place in the Borders Open Door Poetry Prize