• Erik Anderson
Assistant Professor of English


Office: KEI 312

Fall 2020 Semester

Office:  Keiper 312

  • Zoom meetings by appointment only

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, Bombay 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.

"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

CNX152: Lost in Space 

ENG225 Introduction to Creative Writing (Fall 2019)

ENG272 Getting Personal: The Lyric Essay 

ENG258 / ENV258/ STS258 Science Writing: Fact & Fiction (Fall 2019)

ENG384 Writing Nonfiction (Fall 2019, Spring 2020)

ENG480 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop (Spring 2020)