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  • Erik S. Anderson

    Visiting Assistant Professor of English
    Office: KEI
    Office Hours: M W 4:30-5:30 PM, T 12:00-1:00 PM


    Ph.D., English, University of Denver

    M.F.A., Writing & Poetics, Naropa University

    B.A., Creative Writing & Literature, The Residential College, University of Michigan

    Research Interests

    Creative Nonfiction

    Literature and Public Space

    Hybrid and Emerging Forms

    The Essay-Film

    Interdisciplinary Practices

    Science Writing


    The Poetics of Trespass (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2010)

    Individual works have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Bombay Gin, The Collagist, Denver Quarterly, Jacket, The Laurel Review, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Puerto Del Sol, Rain Taxi, The Seneca Review, Trickhouse, Unstuck, West Branch, Western Humanities Review, Witness, Versal, and Zone 3, among others.

    A recent essay on the possibilities of literature is available here:

    And one on Claudia Rankine's Don't Let Me Be Lonely is available here:

    Course Information

    ENG 225: Introduction to Creative Writing (Fall 2013)

    ENG271: Science Writing: Fact & Fiction (Spring 2013)

    ENG384: Writing Nonfiction (Spring 2013)