Emma is an essayist, poet, writer of whatever, and co-founding editor of A Velvet Giant, a genreless literary journal.
Her writing has been published by TriQuarterly, Cherub Magazine, Metatron Press Video Poems, Metatron Press #MicroMetaSeries, The InQueery, Juked, Glass Mountain, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere; read more about Emma's creative recognition on the publications and writing awards pages. Emma was a panelist for the Brooklyn Poets Poetry Festival "Journal Publishing, Editing and Submissions Panel and Q&A" in May 2023. Emma's writing has earned numerous awards and a Poetry Society of New York micro-residency at Books Are Magic, as well as a reading spot in the Miss Manhattan Nonfiction Reading Series. She chatted about her writing and editing on Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour Podcast. Emma also recently emceed There's A Lot to Unpack Here x A Velvet Giant, where she unpacked AVG contributors' writing with the writers, her own writing with the PSNY director of programming, and AVG's story, mission, & community in front of a live audience.
Emma earned her Bachelor of Arts in Writing with concentrations in Nonfiction and Creative Writing from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. She also minored in English Literature, Counseling, and the Honors Program and was passionate about editing the department literary magazine (Stillwater Magazine, EIC 2016-2018), working with Books Through Bars, and hiking the gorges. She graduated summa cum laude and first in her Humanities & Sciences class in 2018.
She is the organizer and co-moderator of In Conversation with Historians (YouTube, Anchor.fm), a webinar series she established with the focus on current social justice issues and history, sponsored by the Columbia University Department of History. Emma has experience teaching and tutoring kids, teenagers, and college students in essay and creative writing, higher education administration and communications, interning at literary magazines and publishing houses, and freelance editing. She currently works in the public interest legal non-profit sector as a communications assistant.
Her favorite activities to do outside of writing include reading, making stained glass art projects, spending time with her cat, bouldering, tending to her plants, watching more television than she ever thought possible or healthy, and taking walks with her thoughts, music, and loved ones.