Curriculum Vitae

Erica J. Kaufman 


Ph.D. Candidate, English Department, The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY. Currently enrolled.  
Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, The New School, New School University, New York, NY, May 2003.
Bachelor of Arts in English/American Studies, Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, May 2001.

Winner of the 2003 New School University Chapbook Contest.
Winner of the 2002 Teaching Fellowship, New School University.
Evelyn Hamilton Award in Creative Writing, Rutgers University English Department, Spring 2001.
Edna N. Herzberg Prize (for poetry), Douglass College, Rutgers University, Spring 2001.
Howard Research Assistantship for English Majors, Rutgers University English Department, Academic Year 2000-01.

censory impulse (full length poetry volume), Factory School, 2009

from censory impulse (Farfalla Press, summer 2008)
from censory impulse (OMG Press, Winter 2008)
civilization day (open 24 hours, winter 2006)
from censory impulse (big game books, winter 2006)
a familiar album (New School University, Spring 2006)
the kickboxer suite (Boog Literature, Summer 2006)
Journals:  jubilat, LIT, The Mississippi Review, Bombay Gin, Painted Bride Quarterly, Torch, the tiny, Good Foot, Cannibal, CARVE, 26, Aufgabe
Online:  Mipoesis, PuppyFlowers, Unpleasant Event Schedule, Eyeshot,, Turntable + Blue Light, CLEO
Essays and Reviews
Rain Taxi, The Poetry Project Newsletter, CutBank, Verse, CONTACT, Galatea Resurrects, Boog City


Adjunct Lecturer, English Department, Baruch College, New York, NY, September 2007 to present.        Teach Writing I and II.

Faculty Member, Institute for Language and Thinking, Bard College, Annandale-on-the-Hudson, NY, June 2008 to present. 

Writer in Residence, Frost Valley Retreat, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, June 2008. 

Adjunct Lecturer, Art and Design Studies Department, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, September 2002 to  June 2006.                                                                                                                                  Teach Critical Reading and Writing I & II, Literature and Composition I & II 

Administrative and Non-Profit Experience
Curriculum Specialist, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, New York, NY, June 2008 to August 2009.  

Executive Assistant, Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative, Steinhardt Foundation, New York, NY, September 2004 to July 2008.                                                                                                                 Grant writing, program planning, meeting planning, fundraising, and general office management.

Coalition Assistant, The Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education, New York, New York , July 2002 to August 2004.                                                                                                                                      Manage all correspondence, financial records, prepare grant requests, handle incoming mail, maintain and            update databases.

Co-editor and co-curator, Belladonna* and Belladonna Books, New York, NY, 2002-present.Belladonna* is a reading series and press that showcases innovative work by women of diverse   backgrounds who are actively and consciously breaking rules, blurring boundaries, embodying multiple forms and genres, and contributing to the existence of an experimental feminist avant-garde.

Curator, Segue Reading Series, New York, NY, April to May annually, 2007 t

Guest editor, EOAGH: Queering Language, New York, NY, Winter 2006.

“Poetry is News: Pulling It Down,” Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY, April 21, 2007.
“The Politics of Poetry: Women Inventing New Ground,” Small Press Center, New York, NY, December 2, 2006
Barbara Guest Praise Day, Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY, October 21, 2006
Small Press Roundtable, hosted by Boog Literature, ACA Gallery, New York, NY, August 2005

Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Howl Festival, Allen Ginsberg Poetry Reading, Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY
The New York Public Library, Main Branch, New York, NY
The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, New York, NY
Makor/Steinhardt Center, New York, NY
Wordsworth Books, Cambridge, MA
Ruthless Grip, Washington, DC
La Tazza, Philadelphia, PA
Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY

Grant Writing I & II, courses completed at The Foundation Center, New York, NY, October 2006.

Proficient in: Microsoft Office Suite (for both PC and MAC), Indesign, Adobe Suite, Quark, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, database creation and maintenance (Access, Filemaker Pro).