poetry collections

not human enough for the census (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2019)

Text by Erik Fuhrer, cover and interior images by Kimberly Androlowicz

Cover for Fuhrer's apocalyptic ecopoetry collection. Hanging black branches with purple and green brushstrokes.

"In Erik Fuhrer's not human enough for the census, there are creatures of dark habits, organ breathers, tree butchers, and 1 in 100 scientists agree the state of god is liquid. In these poems, aftermath requires a new language. Dust and ash compound with mother and father, mud compounds with blossom. These spare lyrics contain numerous transformations, and  'just because the body is gone/does not mean the absence of body is gone.' Absences loom everywhere--the mouth, the breath, the treacherous god in the tempest."

 

—Traci Brimhall, author of Saudade

Sample interior art by Kimberly Androlowicz

Feature image for Fuhrer's apocalyptic ecopoetry collection. Brown and red undergrowth and yellow sky.
Image from Fuhrer's apocalyptic ecopoetry collection. Brown and red undergrowth against black background.

VOS (Yavanika Press, 2019)

An erasure of Virginia Woolf's A Voyage Out, with a forward by Dr. Laci Mattison

Text and digital collages by Erik Fuhrer, cover image by Kimberly Androlowicz

Cover for Fuhrer's collection of poetic erasures. Red and yellow wedges and red scribbles on a blue background.

"Erasurist, Erik Fuhrer, in his Voyage Out Sonnets, is part vivisectionist, part misprisionist. In surgically erasing Virginia Woolf’s A Voyage Out, Fuhrer augments the canon of great erasurists dating back to the Dadaists. A palimpsest of memento mori collages in noir serve as VOS’ metadata for this book. Fuhrer’s VOS is erasure’s crescendo."

—Daniel Y. Harris, Editor-in-Chief of X-Peri

Sample Digital Collages by Erik Fuhrer

At Root (Alien Buddha Press, 2020)

An erasure of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

Text and digital art by Erik Fuhrer, cover image by Erik Fuhrer

Sample Interior Digital Art  by Erik Fuhrer

every time you die (Alien Buddha Press, 2019)

Text by Erik Fuhrer, cover image and interior art by Marcel Herms

Cover for Fuhrer's collection of experimental forms. Blue and red background with watery effects.

"This new collection by Erik Fuhrer is as the title suggests - it deals with death. Ironically, what makes this collection truly unique is that each relatively short poem is fully alive, vibrant and possesses a cathartic power that is both personal and universal. Here is a poet who is a master of metaphor and creates lucid narratives that are layered with complexities that capture an inspired fusion of loss and enlightenment."

—Kevin Pilkington, Author of Where You Want to Be: New and Selected Poems

Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

in which I take myself hostage (Spuyten Duyvil Press, forthcoming 2020)

Text by Erik Fuhrer, cover and interior art by Kimberly Androlowicz

Includes creative indexes by Madison Mccartha, Anne Malin Ringwalt, and Wren Hanks

Nominated for Best of the Net

Nominated for Best of the Net

Nominated for Best Microfictions

biography

Erik Fuhrer (@Erikfuhrer) is a poet, artist, collaborator, and educator. With his wife, the painter Kimberly Androlowicz, he is co-collaborator of not human enough for the census (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2019) and in which I take myself hostage (Spuyten Duyvil Press, forthcoming 2020).

Erik is the author of 3 additional poetry collections, all of which leverage poetic erasure: every time you die (Alien Buddha Press, 2019), which includes art by Marcel Herms,VOS (Yavanika Press, 2019), which includes redacted digital collages by the author, and At Root (Alien Buddha Press, 2020), which includes digital art by the author.

 

 

His work has been a finalist for Survision's Inaugural James Tate Chapbook Prize, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best Microfictions, and Best of the Net.

 

 

 

 

 

Erik received his MFA from the University of Notre Dame. He is currently an editorial assistant for International Studies in Literature and the Environment [ISLE] and a reader for Pidgeonholes.

He has taught literature, writing and rhetoric, and creative writing at the University of Notre Dame, St. John's University, Suffolk County Community College, and The College of New Rochelle. He has also worked at two Centers for Teaching: Notre Dame's Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning and the University of Iowa's Center for Teaching, where he served as assistant director and regularly consulted with faculty and graduate students on various teaching topics, including teaching philosophies. Erik is available for individual consultations on teaching on request.

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Erik Fuhrer   |  South Bend, IN  |   erikjohnfuhrer@gmail.com

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