Curt Eriksen

Poet, Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Curt Eriksen was born in Kansas, but spent half of his life in Europe. His novel set in the Serengeti—A Place of Timeless Harmony— was selected by the editors of Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Indie Debut Novels of 2018. It also won the 2016 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize and was a finalist in the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Curt’s short fiction, novel extracts, poetry and political and literary commentary have appeared in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, India and Spain, in numerous print and online journals, including Blackbird, Rosebud and Writer’s Digest. Curt is currently revising a new novel, producing a series of essays on Cuba—ranging from an analysis of the transition of power on the island to the true story of the origins of salsa dancing—and translating Ana Belén López’s book of poems, Retrato hablado, into English. He is actively searching for an agent. Curt is an accomplished martial artist and certified instructor of both Taiji Quan and the Russian martial art of Samozashchita Bez Oruzhiya, as well as a salsa dance and music enthusiast and practitioner. He holds an MA in Economics from the University of Maryland and an MFA from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Curt lives between the Sierra de Gredos, in western Spain, and Boston.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Book:
A Place of Timeless Harmony (Texas Review Press, 2017)
Journals:
42opus
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Anemone Sidecar
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Blue Crow Magazine
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Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine
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Four and Twenty
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Johnny America
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Oklahoma Review
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Otoliths
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Pindeldyboz
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The Ranfurly Review

Poetry

Journals: ,
ALBA
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Blood Lotus
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Canopic Jar
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Curbside Splendor
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GHOTI
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Harvests of New Millennium
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Hinchas de Poesia
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Oak Bend Review
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Orbis: An International Quarterly Of Prose And Fiction
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Radiant Turnstile
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The Citron Review
Prizes won: 

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018 (Best Indie Debut Novels of 2018)

Finalist 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

2016 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
European American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
Spanish
Born in: 
Manhattan, KS
Kansas
Raised in: 
Carbondale, IL
Illinois
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Last update: May 02, 2019