TAK Erzinger


Author's Bio

TAK Erzinger is an American/Swiss poet and artist with a Colombian background. Her poetry has been featured in Bien Acompañada from Cornell University, The Muse from McMaster University, River and South Review, Wilkes University and more.  Her debut chapbook entitled, “Found: Between the Trees” was published by Grey Border Books, Canada 2019. Her then, unpublished poetry manuscript “At the Foot of the Mountain” was short-listed by the Eyelands Book Awards 2019 and Willow Run Book Awards 2020.  It has now been published by Floricanto Press out of California, 2021.  Her first audio drama Stella’s Constellation has been produced by Alt.Stories and Fake Realities Podcasts, out of the UK.

She lives in a Swiss valley with her husband and cats.



Publications & Prizes

At the Foot of the Mountain, poetry collection by TAK Erzinger (Floricanto Press, 2021)
Found: Between the Trees (Grey Borders Books, 2019)
Beautiful Space
Mojave Heart Review
Rising Phoenix Review
Prizes won: 
  • Shortlisted 2019 Eyelands Book Awards-Best unpublished poetry manuscript
  • Finalist 2020 Willow Run Book Awards Best unpublished poetry manuscript

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
John Irving, WS Merwin, Phillipa Gregory, Helen Mort, Lemn Sissay, Mary Oliver, Noah Gordon, Isabel Allende, Pablo Neruda, James A. Mitchner, Steven Price, Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Parker

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Prefers to work with: 
Mental Health, Naturalists/Environmentalists
Fluent in: 
English, German, Spanish
Born in: 
Winter Park, FL
Raised in: 
Lexington, Kentucky and St. Petersburg, Florida
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Last update: Jul 15, 2021