Born and raised on the west coast, Erica H Isomura is a poet, essayist, and multi-disciplinary artist, exploring graphic forms and sound. Her work speaks to complex relationships with land, politics, and queer yonsei 四世 Japanese and diasporic Cantonese identity.
Erica's writings have appeared in Canadian literary and independent magazines, including ArtsEverywhere.ca, ROOM Magazine, Briarpatch, The Tyee, The Fiddlehead, Vallum: Contemporary Poetry, and carte blanche, among others.
Erica is a recipient of ROOM magazine's Emerging Writer Award and won first prize in Briarpatch’s Writing In The Margins contest for creative non-fiction. Their poetry has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Chad Walsh Chapbook series and longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize and PRISM International's Grouse Grind Lit Prize.
Erica currently resides in Tkarón:to/Toronto, ON. They are an MFA candidate in creative writing at the University of Guelph.