Emily Whitby was born in Ogden, Utah, the youngest of seven and the daughter of a cattle rancher. She lived for almost two years in Russia, teaching English to six-year-olds and falling in love with everything Russian, including borsch, winter,and folktales. In addition to her stint as an English teacher, she has also worked as a piano teacher, professional storyteller, and children's museum tour guide.
Her poems have previously appeared in Writer's Journal, Haiku Headlines, Metaphor, and Salt Lake City's City Weekly. She is the author of a book of haiku and senryu, "snow falling lightly."
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