About Donna Emerson

Donna Emerson is a Santa Rosa Jr. College instructor, a licensed clinical social worker, photographer, and writer of poetry and prose.

Recent poetry publications include
The Place That Inhabits Us, Poems of the Bay Area Watershed, Phoebe, Eclipse, The Paterson Literary Review, Chopin With Cherries, A Tribute, and So To Speak, among many others. Recent prose and photography publications include Passager, Stone Canoe, and Tiny Lights, where she was awarded first prize in the 2010 Flash competition.

Her first chapbook,
This Water, was published in 2007. Her second chapbook, Body Rhymes, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2009 and was nominated for the California Book Award. Finishing Line Press will publish her forthcoming chapbook, Wild Mercy, in October, 2011.

Donna lives with her husband and daughter in Sonoma Country, California, near her two adult sons and the water.