EMERSON WHITNEY is the author of HEAVEN (McSweeny’s, 2020) and Ghost Box (Timeless Infinite Light, 2014) Emerson’s work has recently appeared in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, Bombay Gin, Jupiter 88, ENTER>text: 3 years, &NOW AWARDS 3: The Best Innovative Writing, Drunken Boat: Romani IssueCream City Review,  Agápē Journal, and Hold: A Journal. Emerson was named a kari edwards fellow, PLAYA fellow, REEF resident, and holds a PhD from the European Graduate School. Emerson teaches in the BFA creative writing program at Goddard College and is a Dana and David Dornsife Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. To contact Emerson, email: emerson w at USC dot edu.

Praise for HEAVEN:

Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) 

15 of the Most Anticipated Books by LGBTQ Authors For the First Half of 2020

Other Works:

McSweeny’s Issue 56

Original Plumbing: Best of 10 years Book by Feminist Press

&Now Awards 3: Best Innovative Writing

Enter > Text 3 Years

Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics


Bombay Gin

Original Plumbing: Lit Issue

Hold: A Journal


Cream City Review