Emily Thornton Calvo's poetry has been published in Coe College’s Colere, After Hours, Roosevelt University's Oyez Review and the Journal of Psychological Poetry. A co-founder of Chicago Slam Works, she was also a semi-finalist in the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Contest and was a poet-in-residence through the Poetry Center of Chicago’s Hands on Stanzas program. She has also been a featured poet at numerous readings and events in the Midwest. Calvo is also a freelance writer, artist and published author. Her first book of poems, Lending Color to the Otherwise Absurd will be released in October 2014. Calvo has a BA in Industrial Psychology from Loyola University and resides in Chicago, IL.