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Emily Rechnitz

Board of Directors

Emily received a B.A. in English Literature from Vassar College and a Master’s in Creative Writing from New York University.

Over the past 40 years she has taught poetry to children in grade schools and libraries in the Tri-State area and the Berkshires and published her poems in various journals and magazines including The Kansas QuarterlyMudfish, Poet Lore, The New Yorker. She worked as an editorial assistant’s assistant at Alfred Knopf publishing, held various temp jobs in publishing (Viking, Scholastic, HarperCollins, Family Circle magazine), performed odd jobs, including reading, to a famous writer who is blind (Ved Mehta), and worked as an apprentice floral arranger at an Upper East Side flower shop. She wrote feature articles for The Berkshire Record and The Advocate, acted in plays in the Berkshires at Riggs Theater 37 (director, Kevin Coleman), and taught Creative Writing at Community Access to the Arts (CATA), where she serves on the Board of CATA since 1999, currently as Co-Vice President.

Emily met Bettina in the mid-90s when she saw her dance at the Richmond Furnace with Victory Girl. This was back when the seeds of Pulse were just stirring as The Flowering Child at Eden Hill. She’s been an ardent fan ever since.

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