Erik S Anderson Associate Professor of English

Education & Bio

A.B., University of Michigan, Creative Writing and Literature

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

Ph.D., University of Denver, English

Erik joined the F&M faculty in 2012, and from 2014-2019 he directed the annual Emerging Writers Festival. He specializes in creative nonfiction, with an emphasis on the literary essay, science writing, and hybrid/experimental forms.  His current writing projects address topics as various as whiteness, pop music, and kinesthesia.  


3:AM MagazineAmerican Letters & CommentaryThe American ScholarBending GenreBlack Warrior ReviewBombay Gin, The Collagist, Denver QuarterlyEntropy, Essay Daily, Hayden's Ferry Review, JacketThe Kenyon ReviewThe Laurel Review, Lit HubThe Los Angeles Review of Books, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Necessary Fiction, Pilot LightThe Poetry Project Newsletter, Poor ClaudiaPuerto Del Sol, Rain Taxi Review of BooksThe RecluseThe RuptureSalonSeneca Review, Sleeping Fish, Something on Paper, Tammy, Terminus,, Territory, Trickhouse, Unstuck, VersalWest Branch, Western Humanities Review, Witness, and Zone 3, among others. 

Course Information

CNX147: How to Write Home

CNX152: Lost in Space 

ENG225 Introduction to Creative Writing (Spring 2021)

ENG272 Getting Personal: The Lyric Essay 

ENG258 / ENV258/ STS258 Science Writing: Fact & Fiction 

ENG384 Writing Nonfiction (Spring 2021)

ENG480 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop