Emerson Whitney

Emerson Whitney

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Emerson Whitney is a poet, writer, and journalist based in Los Angeles. Emerson’s work has been featured in The Huffington Post, NPR, New York Observer, and has been widely anthologized, most recently in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, Bombay Gin, and &Now Awards: Best Innovative Writing. Emerson is a kari edwards fellow and a professor at Los Angeles City College. This is Emerson's first book.

Author Site


"Hari Hari," Drunken Boat, issue 22

Reviews & Accolades

"September 2015 Poetry Bestseller," Small Press Distribution

Best Indie Press of the Week, NYPL

Great LGBT Books of 2014, Gay and Lesbian Review

Review on The Volta Blog



"Emerson Whitney's Ghost Box: An Interview" with Emma Kemp at Black Clock


"THEM," co-editor

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