Erica Funkhouser is the author of four collections of poetry, including Pursuit (Houghton Mifflin, 2002), The Actual World (1997), and Sure Shot and Other Poems (1993). Her poems have been published in numerous magazines and literary journals including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry. She has also worked as a playwright. She recieved a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. She lives in Essex, Massachusetts.