Erika Lucker

Erika Luckert is a poet, educator, and scholar originally from Edmonton, Canada. Earning an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University and a PhD in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Erika is now an Assistant Professor of English and the Director of Composition at the University of Southern Mississippi. She teaches creative and critical writing in college and community contexts, and facilitates professional development for secondary and post-secondary teachers. A recipient of the 92Y Poetry Prize, Erika’s poetry, translations, and essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, Entropy, Boston Review, and elsewhere. Erika's scholarship on the teaching of writing has appeared in Pedagogy, Writing on the Edge, Journal of Creative Writing Studies, JAEPL, and in several edited collections.