Emari DiGiorgio premiered her first published book of poems, “The Things A Body Might Become,” at World Above, an open reading series she hosts every month at the Noyes Arts Garage in Atlantic City. As an undergraduate, Emari studied with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn at Stockton University. Fast forward, and she’s now a prize-winning poet herself and a full professor teaching in the same university. Her poems deal with racism, sexism, and social justice, and she teaches a class where students are trained to use poetry as a way to engage with under-served communities.

Produced by Susan Wallner; Narrated by Dan Gordon; Videography by Joe Conlon.