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consultations

Please email me if interested in a consultation. I don't want the prices to be prohibitive for anyone and am very much willing to provide discounts. Please just email me with a query and we can go from there.

Poetry Manuscript Consultations (1-month turnaround)

What a consultation will include:

  • an initial conversation in which we will talk about your vision for the manuscript, which will help guide my comments when I read.

  • my impressions and suggestions in the margins.

  • at least a one-page typed response to the manuscript.

  • after I send you the above, we will have a series of email exchanges during which you can ask me any questions about my comments, receive input on where you might submit the manuscript, and get answers to any other questions you may have. The exchange may go back and forth as many times as it needs to until you feel as if you have all the information you need.

All my books include artwork, mostly my own or my partners, so I'm happy to look at collaborations, hybrids, VISPO, new forms, etc. My work and tastes tend toward the experimental and surreal so I am also open to books full of scattered words and lines, erasure poems, and other experimentations.

That said, my comments will be made with an eye toward helping your manuscript grow into its own style and aesthetic. I admire all types of writing, and I will make sure that I am never guiding a writer toward what I would do but rather toward what I think their poems want to due, based upon the initial phone conversation and my sense of the poems as I read. That said, I may often provide suggestions that I think might make the poems grow in different, unexpected, directions as well.

Chapbook (up to 40 pages): $100

Book Length (up to 90 pages): $175

Individual Packets of Poems/ Flashes/ Micros (2 week turnaround)

I will read each packet and

 

What a consultation will include:

  • an initial conversation in which we will talk about your vision for the poems, which will help guide my comments when I read.

  • my impressions and suggestions in the margins.

  • at least a one-page typed response to the manuscript

5 pages: $25

10 pages: $40

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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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South Bend, IN

© 2020 by Erik Fuhrer