Fuhrer's not human enough for the census, a lamp, and books on a bookshelf


"Erik Fuhrer’s poems could be labelled energetic, experimental, eccentric, ekphrastic… or none of the above, for they utterly defy labels."

-Jon Squirrel, Mad Hatter Reviews


not human enough for the census

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

not human enough for the census

Vegetarian Alcoholic Press

poems by Erik Fuhrer

all images by Kimberly Androlowicz

"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

the cover for Fuhrer's not human enough for the census, including white lettering on a purple, black, and green background that resembles webs and branches.


collage by Fuhrer, muted colorsm mostly red and white hues
Cover image for Fuhrer's not human enough for the census, including black lettering and an image with red and yellow wedges on a blue background.

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

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


Yavanika Press

poems and collages by Erik Fuhrer

Cover by Kimberly Androlowicz

Forward by Dr. Laci Mattison

every time you die

Collage by Fuhrer, bright colors, mostly reds and blacks
every time you die cover image, including yellow lettering on a blue and red background that resembles a watery landscape.

"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

 every time you die

 Alien Buddha Press

 poems by Erik Fuhrer

 all images by Marcel Herms

At Root

Collage by Fuhrer, mostly illegible text

At Root is a minimalist erasure of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. The geometric renderings by the author function as translations from the textual into the language of shape and color. Each individual three-lined poem is loosely crafted as a haiku, which resonates with Beckett’s Godot in its fragmentariness and partiality. Every textual and visual element of At Root is in conversation with Beckett’s work about absurdity, form, and relationality.

 At Root

 Alien Buddha Press

 poems and interior art by Erik Fuhrer

 cover image by Erik Fuhrer

Cover image for Fuhrer's At Root, including yellow lettering in a blue square amongst other geometric shapes.

© 2020 by Erik Fuhrer

South Bend, IN