Erika Luckert is a writer from Edmonton, Alberta. She was a nominee for the Canadian National Magazine Award in Poetry, and has been published in journals and anthologies both nationally and internationally. She has taught poetry and creative writing to a wide range of students, from patients in hospital wards, to adult community members, to school-aged children of all grade levels in both the United States and Canada. Erika spent two years as the writer-in-residence at Westglen School, where she worked with students and staff to research and write the story of its 75-year history. She currently teaches writing at Hunter College.
Erika holds a BA with honors in English and creative writing from the University of Alberta, and an MFA in poetry from Columbia University. She writes poetry, nonfiction, plays, and also translates from the French, all artistic disciplines which she enjoys bringing into the classroom. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Room Magazine, Asymptote, Circumference, carte blanche, Glass Buffalo, The Prairie Journal, and others.
Erika is passionate about bringing creative writing into the school curriculum as a tool for inquiry and a means of expression, and is continually inspired by the connections that can be made between poetry and seemingly distant subjects like science, history, and art.