"Fragos's poems are mysterious. Her songs make me confess to myself. In her poems, you find the God's honest truth like wildflowers. Her poems are ferocious and saintly (you must remember, one saint, Saint Julian, murdered his mother and father, not a problem with Emily). She is somehow self-born, which is my way of saying her poems are unique, singular, necessary—wonder-full poems, very good dogs."—Stanley Moss
"Emily Fragos is a thin-skinned, tough-minded poet of this world. Her sensual sensibility is unrestrained by conventional perceptual grids. Her poems take us by surprise. . . . Fragos's trust in language is fruitful, justified. No word she writes is an advertisement for herself. We are enlarged by her resonant verbal imagination."—Marie Ponsot
Emily Fragos, winner of the 2015 Witter Bynner Prize, is the author of Hostage: New and Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow 2011). She has been the guest poetry editor for Guernica, received the David Craig Austin Poetry Prize, a Guggenheim, and is an American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award winner. She appears in the film The Fortune Writer and teaches poetry at New York University and Columbia University.