Erica Goss

21559 Santa Ana Road
Los Gatos, CA 95033

Author's Bio

Erica Goss is the winner of the 2010 Many Mountains Moving Poetry Contest. Her chapbook, Wild Place, will be published in 2011 from Finishing Line Press. Her poems, articles and reviews have appeared in many journals, most recently Hotel Amerika, Pearl, Main Street Rag, Rattle, Eclectica, Blood Lotus, Café Review, Zoland Poetry, Comstock Review, Lake Effect, and Perigee. She won the first Edwin Markham Poetry Prize in 2007, judged by California’s Poet Laureate Al Young, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010. Erica teaches creative writing and humanities in the Bay Area and is a contributing editor for Cerise Press. She holds an MFA from San Jose State University.

Publications and Prizes

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Wild Place
(Finishing Line Press, 2011)
Prizes Won: 
Winner, Many Mountains Moving Poetry Contest (2011) Finalist, White Eagle Coffee Store Press Chapbook Contest (2011) Pushcart Nomination for poetry (2010) Grant recipient, Center for Culture Innovation (2009) Winner, Edwin Markham Poetry Award (2007) Winner, James D. Phelan award for poetry (2007) Winner, Dorritt Sibley award for scholarship in poetry (2007) Winner, Bonnie Cox Creative Nonfiction Award (2006) Finalist, Rita Dove/Salem College Award - poetry (2006) Winner, Notre Dame de Namur University Poetry Contest (2005)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Midnight Lantern by Tess Gallagher
I Swear I Saw This by Michael Taussig
Bigger Than They Appear by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, Ed.

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German American
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Tuebingen, Germany
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Los Angeles, CA
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Last updated: Nov 17, 2011