“Erica Funkhouser’s poetry is based on a vision of correspondences and affinities in the natural world. She always reads confidently and easily…she has a real feel for seeing and describing the poetry resident in the world around her.”
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Erica Funkhouser is the author of four collections of poetry, including Pursuit (Houghton Mifflin, 2002), The Actual World (1997), and Sure Shot and Other Poems (1993). Her poems have been published in numerous magazines and literary journals including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry. She has also worked as a playwright. She received a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. She lives in Essex, Massachusetts. Learn more at www.ericafunkhouser.com.
“Funkhouser deliberately chooses commonplace and ordinary objects (fish scales, the blue in beets, paper clips) to display her altogether uncommon vision…Repeatedly she challenges seemingly prosaic matters to give up their secrets.”
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