Nick Twemlow, Poetry and Digital Humanities Visiting Librarian, Rose Library

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The Rose Library “is a beautiful place to work.” – Nick Twemlow

Nick Twemlow is the Rose Library’s new poetry and digital humanities visiting librarian. Before coming to Atlanta, he taught creative writing and film for six years at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. He also taught the senior capstone course which included playwrights, novelists, and poets. He also worked as a publicist for the local public library.

Born in Topeka, KS, Nick garnered a bachelor of general studies degree in cognitive science from the University of Kansas. He also earned a master of fine arts degree from the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa and later returned to Iowa to attain an MFA in film and video production.

Nick’s 10-year-old son is a competitive fencer (foil and épée), and Nick spends many weekends taking him to tournaments. An avid reader and writer, Nick is also trying to finish a novel he is writing. Nick’s wife (Robyn Schiff) is a poet and was teaching at the University of Iowa until a job opened up in Emory’s creative writing department. Nick’s skillset happened to fit perfectly with his new position in Rose.

“I am overwhelmed by the collection,” says Nick. “For example, Gwendolyn Brooks is one of my favorite poets and to be able to pick up her childhood dictionary and read who has inscribed the books to her is amazing. Preserving the archive is important to me, everyone has been fantastic to work with, and it’s a beautiful place to work.”

You can reach him at nick [dot] twemlow [at] emory [dot] edu.

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