Erika Jo Brown is the author of the poetry collection I’m Your Huckleberry (Brooklyn Arts Press) and the chapbook What A Lark! (Further Adventures Press). She is also the co-editor of the scholarly volume Beatrice Hastings: On the Life and Work of a Lost Modern Master (Pleiades Press)
Brown is a Ph.D. candidate in poetry at the University of Houston, where she's earned a Translation Studies certificate with competence in Old English and Latin, and special interest in Yiddish and Korean. She serves as a poetry editor and the reading series curator for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. She is the graduate advisor for Glass Mountain, UH's undergraduate literary magazine, as well as the Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers. She's a graduate of Cornell University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Capote Fellow.
Currently, she's a co-organizer of the monthly Poison Pen reading series and works at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital and the Menil Museum through WITS. She teaches nonfiction, personal essay, and poetry at Inprint and blogs for An Open Book. Honors include grants from the Yiddish Book Center, Inprint C. Glenn Cambor/M.D. Anderson Foundation Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Lakeside Laboratory Fellowship in Okoboji, Iowa, and the Overseas Writers’ Workshop in Corfu, Greece. Her poetry and essays can be found in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day, Hobart, North American Review, [PANK], VIDA, Jacket2, The Quarterly Conversation, and more.