Born and raised on the west coast, Erica H Isomura is a yonsei (四世) Japanese and Cantonese diasporic writer and multi-disciplinary artist.
Erica's creative non-fiction and poetry have appeared in Canadian literary and independent magazines, including The Fiddlehead, ROOM Magazine, carte blanche, Vallum: Contemporary Poetry, and Briarpatch.
Erica received ROOM's Emerging Writer Award and won first prize for creative non-fiction in Briarpatch’s Writing In The Margins contest. Their poetry has been longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize and PRISM International writing contests.
Erica is currently at work on a collection of essays, poetry, and a project bringing multi-generational, racialized artists into conversation with one another, supported by Canada Council for the Arts.
Erica holds a BA in social sciences from the University of Victoria and a certificate in creative writing from Simon Fraser University's The Writer's Studio. In Fall 2022, Erica will be an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph.