Poetry. DANTE'S UNINTENDED FLIGHT is a series of linked prose poems, inspired by Vogel's two-week hiatus in Florence, Italy, in the summer of 2014. It contends with the complexities of gender—particularly womanhood, which Vogel weaves as being a maelstrom of contradictions, quandaries, and conundrums. It is set across a span of time in the city of Florence, and alludes to both history and modern society. These poems also give a nod to feminist theory in the context of 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.
Emily Vogel's poetry, reviews, and essays have appeared in numerous journals, most recently in Omniverse, Ragazine, The Paterson Literary Review, Lips, Maggy, Luna Luna, Lyre Lyre, The San Pedro River Review, City Lit Rag, 2 Bridges Review, Contemporary Literary Horizons, and Tiferet, among several others. She is the author of five chapbooks, most recently Digressions on God (Main Street Rag Press, author's choice series, 2012). She is also the author of a full-length collection of poetry, The Philosopher's Wife (Chester River Press, 2011), a collaborative book, West of Home, with her husband, the poet and essayist Joe Weil (Blast Press, 2013), FIRST WORDS (NYQ Books, 2015), and DANTE'S UNINTENDED FLIGHT (NYQ Books, 2017). She has been twice nominated for a pushcart prize, and is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize at Binghamton University, 2008. She is the poetry editor of Ragazine, and teaches writing at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. She lives with her husband, Joe Weil, and their two recent editions: children Clare and Gabriel. Author City: BINGHAMTON, NY USA