Born and raised on the west coast, ERICA HIROKO ISOMURA is a yonsei Japanese and Chinese Canadian essayist, poet, multi-disciplinary artist, and cultural producer.
Photograph by Jeff Nicholls
Isomura is the recipient of Roommagazine's 2021 Emerging Writer Award and won first prize for creative nonfiction in Briarpatch’s 2019 Writing In The Margins contest. In 2021, Isomura's poem "Language is" made the CBC Poetry Prize longlist.
Isomura's non-fiction and poetry is published in a variety of Canadian literary and independent magazines, including Briarpatch, Room, carte blanche,Vallum, THIS magazine, and The Fiddlehead.
Isomura is currently at work on a book of essays, a poetry collection, and a project bringing multi-generational, racialized artists into conversation with one another.