Cover of Emily Vogel's book

Hartwick’s Vogel Authors Book of Prose Poetry

March 3, 2017

Hartwick College Lecturer of English Emily Vogel has published a new book of prose poetry, Dante’s Unintended Flight (NYQ Books).

Inspired by a two-week hiatus in Florence, Italy in the summer of 2014, Dante’s Unintended Flight explores the complicated, often contradictory, aspects of gender in the context of the modern family.

“It is set across a span of time in the city of Florence and alludes to both history and modern society,” she said. “These poems also give a nod to feminist theory in the context of a fragmented story. The complicated and sometimes incendiary relationship between ‘man’ and ‘woman’ is illustrated here in a very surreal and introspective narrative, which extends as if a prolonged dream, amid what would be the almost ‘drugged’ haziness of summer in perpetual flight.”

Vogel’s poetry, reviews, essays, and translations have been published in Omniverse, The Paterson Literary Review, Lips, City Lit Rag, Luna Luna, Maggy, Lyre Lyre, The Comstock Review, The Broome Review, Tiferet, The San Pedro River Review, 2 Bridges Review, and PEN, among others. She is the author of five chapbooks, and two full-length collections: The Philosopher’s Wife (Chester River Press, 2011) and First Words (NYQ Books, 2015); as well as a collaborative book of poetry, West of Home (Blast Press), written with her husband, poet Joe Weil.

She has work forthcoming in The Boston Review, Fiolet & Wing: An Anthology of Domestic Fabulism, and The North American Review. She teaches writing at SUNY-Oneonta and Hartwick College.

Dante’s Unintended Flight is available through, Barnes&, and a number of other retailers.

For more information on the book, contact Vogel at 607-431-4805 or