Emily Kagan Trenchard is interested in the intersections of science and society, metaphor and fact. This interest drives her work as the Director of Technology for the Digital Strategy Division of North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York. She has a Master’s degree in Science Writing from MIT and spends her spare time trying to make sense of the infinitely complicated world through writing, design and new technology.
Emily’s poetry, essays and articles have appeared in places such as ABCNews.com, JMWW, The Nervous Breakdown, Ragazine, and Muzzle. Emily received an honorable mention in Rattle’s 2009 Poetry Prize, and a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2011. She has been a featured writer and performer at numerous reading series and universities across the country, and was a part of Def Poetry Jam’s seasons 3 and 4. She currently serves on the poetry advisory board of “Narrateur”, a literary journal devoted to narrative medicine.
Emily lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.