Born and raised on the west coast, Erica H Isomura is an essayist, poet, and multi-disciplinary artist, exploring graphic forms and sound. Her work speaks to relationships with land, politics, and queer yonsei 四世 Japanese/diasporic Cantonese identity.
Erica's writings have appeared in Canadian literary and independent magazines, including ROOM Magazine, Briarpatch, The Tyee, The Fiddlehead, Vallum: Contemporary Poetry, carte blanche, and 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 longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize and PRISM International's Grouse Grind Lit Prize.
Erica currently resides in Toronto on Dish with One Spoon and Treaty 13 territory. They are an MFA candidate in creative writing at the University of Guelph.