Erica Dawson, poet

Erica Dawson

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Colloquium: 2-3 p.m., N301 Callaway Center

Reading: 6:30 p.m., Jones Room (3rd floor, Woodruff Library), Reception and Booksigning to Follow


Erica Dawson is the author of two collections of poetry: The Small Blades Hurt, winner of the 2016 Poets' Prize, and Big-Eyed Afraid, winner of the 2006 Anthony Hecht Prize. Her work has appeared in three editions of Best American Poetry, as well as Bennington ReviewHarvard ReviewVirginia Quarterly Review, and many other journals and anthologies. She is Director of University of Tampa's Low-Residency MFA program, and an associate professor in the department of English and Writing.

Born and raised in Maryland, Erica holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University, an  MFA from Ohio State University, and a PhD from University of Cincinnati.  She has taught workshops and seminars at the Florida Arts Coalition’s Other Words Conference, St. Leo University’s Sandhill Writers Retreat, and the DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon. Erica is the Director of The University of Tampa’s Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing, and, at UT, an associate professor of English and Writing.