College of Arts and Sciences

Erika WurthErika T. Wurth


Creative Writing: fiction & narratology, poetry & poetics, non-fiction. 
B.A. in English at Fort Lewis College.
M.A. in English at University of Toledo.
Ph.D. in Creative Writing & Literature from the University of Colorado.

Erika T. Wurth's published works include a novel, Crazy Horse's Girlfriend and a collection of poetry, Indian Trains. Her collection of short stories, Buckskin Cocaine and her collection of poetry, A Thousand Horses Out to Sea are both forthcoming. A writer of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, she teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and was a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Boulevard, Drunken Boat, The Writer's Chronicle and South Dakota Review. She is represented by Peter Steinberg. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.