Emma R. Cohen

is a dance artist and freelance writer in Chicago and New York. She is  pursuing a PhD in literature at Northwestern University.

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In Chicago, Keeping the Heritage of Black Dance Moving” in The New York Times

Jenn Shapland’s Thin Skin” in The Brooklyn Rail

Performing the Patient: On Emily Wells’s ‘A Matter of Appearance’” in LA Review of Books

Sick History: On Kate Zambreno’s ‘To Write As If Already Dead’” in Cleveland Review of Books

“‘The Inexplicable Facets of Living in a Human Body’: An Interview with Emma Bolden“ in Hazlitt


Wilderness by Gillian Walsh, Danspace Project, NY, October 19-21