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Erika is an MFA candidate in Poetry and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Alabama, poetry editor of Black Warrior Review, and cofounding editor of A Velvet Giant. Erika's creative writing has been featured or is forthcoming in Ninth Letter, DIAGRAM, Booth, Passages North, and elsewhere. She has been awarded residencies from Sundress Academy of the Arts and Art Farm Nebraska, as well as a fellowship from Brooklyn Poets. Lately, Erika has been interested in fairy tale and fable inspired work. Besides poetry, Erika loves bees, astrology, dream journals, houseplants, the moon, and swimming in lakes. Connect with her on Instagram @fruitquills.

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