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Emily Polson

Emily is a writer, reader, and traveler from Iowa who has visited twenty-one countries and lived in three. Her first publication was an article in Muse magazine about her summer job as a corn detasseler. She’s a Slytherin, an amateur ukulele player, and a Peter Pan enthusiast. Twitter: @emilycpolson Blog:

The 7 Kinds of Books You Read During a Global Pandemic

Self-isolating during the COVID-19 outbreak? Here are the seven kinds of books keeping you company during this global pandemic.

Read Harder 2020: An Edition of a Literary Magazine (Digital or Physical)

From POETRY Magazine to The Paris Review, here are 9 literary magazines to check out for the 23rd task of Book Riot's 2020 Reader Harder challenge!

Hands-on Book Events: CRAFTED x Riverhead’s New Take on Book Club

CRAFTED x Riverhead's Sip & Stitch event paired book talk with crafting to put a new spin on both traditional book clubs and book events alike.

New Poetry Video Series from the Poetry Foundation & Complexly

The Poetry Foundation, Complexly, and Paige Lewis team up to bless the internet with Ours Poetica: a new poetry video series focused on the printed page.

10 Intersections Between Podcasts, Audiobooks, and Storytelling at Large

Half of Americans have listened to an audiobook, and the same percentage have listened to a podcast according to a ...

Riot Roundup: The Best Books We Read April–June 2019

Find your next great read from Rioters recent favorite reads!

50 Must-Read Books by YouTubers

Comment, like, subscribe--and read! Check out these must-read books by YouTubers like Shane Dawson, Issa Rae, The Try Guys, Hank Green, and Miranda Sings!

4 Ways to Enjoy Daily Poetry This National Poetry Month and Beyond

Make daily poetry a part of your reading routine for National Poetry Month, and beyond, through one of these four easy methods.

18 Things I Learned about Roxane Gay at On Air Fest

“I just am relentless in my ambition. I wanna rule the world," and 17 other Roxane Gay quotes from her interview with Debbie Millman at On Air Fest.

Poetry Beyond Bars: Poem-a-Day Highlights Work of Incarcerated Writers

For five days in February, Poem-a-Day shared the work of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated writers with their readership of over ...

Be Loud, Black Girl: Angie Thomas Talks ON THE COME UP in NYC

Angie Thomas launched ON THE COME UP in NYC, introducing readers to Bri Jackson, a teen rapper who must overcome stereotypes to find her voice.

13 Feminist Books to Gift This Galentine’s Day

In a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope—a poetic and noble land-mermaid—gave us Galentine’s Day. It’s an unofficial ...

5 Authors I’m Finally Going to Read This Year (No, Really)

Because saying "Oh yeah, I've been meaning to read Zadie Smith for a while now" just isn't going to cut it anymore.

Riot Roundup: The Best Books We Read In December 2018

These were Rioters favorite reads in December and you can come tell us yours!

7 Satisfying Slime Books for Kids and Adults Written By Pro Slimers

Slime books are the next stage of the slime craze that began taking YouTube and Instagram by storm back in ...