bio

 photo by stacy szymaszek.

erica kaufman is the author of censory impulse (Factory School, 2009) as well as several chapbooks, most recently censory impulse (an excerpt of her long poem of the same title) (OMG, March 2008), civilization day (Open24Hours, Winter 2007) and censory impulse (an excerpt of her long poem of the same title) (Big Game Books, Fall 2007).  kaufman holds an MFA from the New School and was the winner of the 2003 New School University Chapbook Contest.  her poems can be found in Puppyflowers, Painted Bride Quarterly, Bombay Gin, The Mississippi Review, Unpleasant Event Schedule, the tiny, Turntable + Blue Light, 26, Aufgabe, LIT, among other places.  essays and reviews can be found in The Poetry Project Newsletter, CutBank, Rain Taxi, Verse, and elsewhere.  kaufman is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center.  she lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Baruch College, City Tech, and Bard College.