Emily Bernard

Emily Bernard is the Julian Lindsay Green and Gold Professor of English at the University of Vermont and the author of five books, including Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine.
TYR Talks

Emily Bernard on Pursuing Your Truth as a Writer

An excerpt from The Yale Review's Spring Festival
Emily Bernard
June 21, 2023

This Part of Our Lives Is Over

Sending my daughter to Japan
Emily Bernard
June 12, 2023
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.

I Can’t Sleep

After days of witnessing racial violence, respite is no longer a given
Emily Bernard
June 15, 2020
Portrait of the author's mother


Twelve ways of looking at my mother
Emily Bernard
January 1, 2020
A photograph of Ann Petry.

Nothing New Under the Sun

Ann Petry’s The Street and The Narrows
Emily Bernard
April 1, 2019