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: www.emilycpolson.wordpress.com

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

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

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

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