Erica Hunt

Erica Hunt was born in New York City in 1955. She is the author of Jump the Clock (Nightboat Books, 2020); Veronica: A Suite in X Parts (selva oscura press, 2019); Piece Logic (Carolina Wren Press, 2002); Arcade (Kelsey Street Press, 1996); and Local History (Roof Books, 1993).

Of Local History, which was re-released in 2003, Charles Bernstein writes, “Hunt’s resonant and elegant reworking of prose as a form for poetry reflects her social commitment to an ethical writing practice that exuberantly interrogates its own expressive potentialities.”

Hunt is the co-editor of Letters to the Future, Black Women/Radical Writing (Kore Press2018), alongside Dawn Lundy Martin. Known for her work in experimental poetics and critical race theory, Hunt has received grants and fellowships from the Center for Contemporary Arts, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, among others. She has worked as a housing organizer, radio producer, and teacher, as well as for the Twenty-First Century Foundation, which supports organizations that address social injustice affecting the Black community. She is the Bonderman Visiting Professor of the Practice in the literary arts department at Brown University. Hunt was the Guest Editor for Poem-a-Day in July 2022