Cody Ernst is a writer living in San Francisco. 

His poetry has appeared in Best New Poets, 32 Poems, Gulf Coast Online, Bat City Review, and elsewhere.

He worked as an assistant editor on The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers, co-edited by Henry Louis Gates and Hollis Robbins. 

The Sewanee Writers' Conference awarded him their 2015 Mark Strand Scholarship, and he has an MFA in poetry from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University

He reads poetry for The Adroit Journal.