by George J. Dance

Erica funkouser

Erica Funkhouser. Courtesy Gwarlingo.

Erica Funkhouser (born 1949) is an American poet.[1]


Funkhouser was born in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1949.[2]

Funkhouser graduated from Vassar College earning a B.A. and from Stanford University earning an M.A..[3]

Erica Funkhouser - contemporary poet

Erica Funkhouser - contemporary poet.

She teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [3]

Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review,[3] Ploughshares,[4] and Poetry.

She lives in Essex, Massachusetts.[2]


A poem by Funkouser is sand-blasted into the wall of the Davis Square subway station in Somerville, Massachusetts.[3]

Her poem on Annie Oakley, "Sure Shot," was adapted for the stage and produced by the Helicon Theatre Co. of Los Angeles.[3]






  • Lewis & Clark: the journey of the Corps of Discovery, an illustrated history (by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns, William Least Heat Moon, Stephen E. Ambrose, and Erica Funkhouser). New York: Knopf, 1997. ISBN 9780679454502

See alsoEdit


  1. Erica Funkhouser b. 1949, Poetry Foundation, Web, Jan. 16, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Erica Funkhouser, Academy of American Poets., Web, May 1, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Erica Funkhouser, Comparative Media Studies / Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Web, May 1, 2018.

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