Erica Hunt is the author of Local History (Roof Books, 1993) and Arcade (with pictures by the sculptor, Alyson Saar; Kelsey St. Press, 1996). Born in New York in 1955, Hunt has worked as a poetry teacher, housing organizer, labor news writer, and radio producer. She currently works as a program officer for a social justice funder in New York. Her poetry and essays on poetry's connection to politics, gender, and history have appeared in small magazines and anthologies. She is a theorist and the author of the famous essay, "Notes for an Oppositional Poetics," which first appeared in the anthology The Politics of Poetic Form (ed. Charles Bernstein, 1990).
April 7-9, 2000