C.W. (Chris) Emerson lives and works in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California as a clinical psychologist and supervisor, teacher, and poet. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including Assisi, Atlanta Review, Comstock Review, G.W. Review, Harpur Palate, Mantis, Poetry East, Quiddity, Saint Ann’s Review, The Cape Rock, The MacGuffin, The Pedestal, and others. Emerson is a 2016 Knightville Poetry Contest Semi-Finalist (judged by Stephen Dunn), and received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Muriel Craft Bailey Poetry Contest. Emerson studies with acclaimed poet and teacher Cecilia Woloch.