Emily Hasler was born in Suffolk but has washed up on the Essex side of the River Stour. She has been a Hawthornden Fellow and received an Eric Gregory Award in 2014.
A pamphlet, Natural Histories, was published by Salt in 2011. Her first full-length collection, The Built Environment, came out in 2018 from Pavilion Poetry and moves between the local and the distant, the urban and the rural, and past and present.
Hasler’s poems probe at the ways we understand and reconstruct our environment. Examining places, objects, buildings, landscapes, rivers and bridges, these poems ask how our world is made, and how it makes us.