Erika is a poet, educator, and co-founder/editor of A VELVET GIANT, a genreless literary journal. Her poems can be found in Hotel Amerika, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Hobart, Peach Mag, and elsewhere. She lives in NY, NY, where she works for two nonprofits, teaching writing to children and teens. She was awarded a residency to attend Art Farm, where she will work on her poetry collection this summer. Find more here.