Discipline: Literature – poetry

Erica Hunt

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2023

Poet and essayist Erica Hunt is the author of Jump the Clock: New and Selected Poems (Nightboat Books, 2020) and five collections of poetry - Local History, Arcade, Piece Logic, Time Flies Right Before the Eyes, and VERONICA: A Suite in X Parts. With poet and scholar Dawn Lundy Martin, Hunt is co-editor of the anthology Letters to the Future, Black Women/Radical Writing in 2018 from Kore Press.

Her poems and non-fiction have appeared in BOMB, Boundary 2, Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Poetics Journal, Tripwire, FENCE, Hambone, and In the American Tree, among other publications. Essays on poetics, feminism, and politics have been collected in Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women, A-LINE, The Politics of Poetic Form, The World, and other anthologies.

She has received awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Fund for Poetry, the Blue Mountain Center, and the Djerassi Foundation, and is a past fellow of Duke University/the University of Capetown Program in Public Policy. Currently, she is the Bonderman visiting professor of practice in the literary arts department at Brown University.

At MacDowell, Hunt drafted and revised a manuscript of poetry and prose poems to be published in 2024.

Portrait by Erika Kapin



Erica Hunt worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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