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Emily A. Benton is a poet, writer, and editor living in Honolulu.

She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a BA in Communication-Journalism and Studio Art from Queens University of Charlotte.

Her poems have appeared in journals such as Hayden's Ferry Review, Harpur Palate, Southern Poetry Review, and ZYZZYVA. She has also been a contributing writer for The Charlotte Observer, Shuffle Magazine, and other publications. 

She serves as a journals production editor for University of Hawai'i Press and as an assistant poetry editor for storySouth. She also offers clients editorial services, copywriting, and integrated marketing communications.