• Erik Anderson
Associate Professor of English


Office: KEI 312

Spring Semester

Teaching Schedule

  • ENG225 Introduction to Creative Writing
    T/R 2:15-3:35 pm in Keiper 208
    T/R 4:45-6:05 pm in Harris 136

  • ENG384 Writing Nonfiction
    W/F 1:00-2:20 pm in Keiper 204

Office Hours

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1:00-2:00 pm

  • Wednesdays: 2:30-3:30pm

  • and by appointment

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.  



Bird (Bloomsbury/Object Lessons, 2020)

Flutter Point (Zone 3 Press, 2017)

Estranger (Rescue Press, 2016)

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



3:AM Magazine, American Letters & Commentary, The American ScholarBending Genre, Black Warrior ReviewBombay Gin, The Collagist, Denver Quarterly, Entropy, Essay Daily, Hayden's Ferry Review, Jacket, The Kenyon ReviewThe Laurel Review, Lit HubThe Los Angeles Review of Books, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Necessary Fiction, Pilot Light, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Poor Claudia, Puerto Del Sol, Rain Taxi Review of Books, The Recluse, The RuptureSalonSeneca Review, Sleeping Fish, Something on Paper, Tammy, Terminus, Terrain.org, Territory, Trickhouse, Unstuck, Versal, West Branch, Western Humanities Review, Witness, and Zone 3, among others. 


Interviews, Etc.

"Why Do We Love Birds?" (Interviewed by Marisabel Rodriguez Ramos)

"Erik Anderson Reads From Bird"

"Estranger and Estranger: Breaking the Rules with Erik Anderson" 

"Craig Reinbold Poses Nude with Erik Anderson"

"Erik Anderson Interviewed by Zach Savich"

"Erik Anderson Interviewed by B. Douglas Caldwell"


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