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Erica Dawson

Associate Professor
English and Writing
University of Tampa
United States of America


Dawson recently finished work on her second collection of poems, Cottontail, as well as an essay, “The Fictive Who: Abjection, Authorship, and Inwardness in Astrophil and Stella.”Her debut collection of poems, Big-Eyed Afraid, was published in the U.S. and U.K. in 2007.Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2008, VQR, Alehouse Review, Harvard Review, Barrow Street, the Swallow Anthology of New American Poets and other journals and anthologies. This July, she continued work for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference; and, she attended the Key West Literary Seminar, as a featured guest, in winter 2010.In Cincinnati, Dawson was an active member of the arts community, reading in several public venues, guest lecturing at the School for the Performing Arts and working with Performance Time and Arts, a nonprofit organization in the city. She is very excited to join the lively Tampa Bay Area artistic community.

Research Interest

Erica Dawson specializes in contemporary American poetry, Shakespearean drama, the Cavalier poets, and aesthetics and poetics. She teaches undergraduate courses and low-residency graduate courses in the English and Writing Department.


  • Dawson E. The Principal Beauty of “At the Fishhouses.”Ecotone [Internet]. Johns Hopkins University Press; 2014;9(2):33–7.

  • Newby-Clark IR, Dawson E. Motivated Reasoning and the Planning Fallacy. PsycEXTRA Dataset [Internet]. American Psychological Association (APA)

  • DAWSON E. ERICA DAWSON ON MARY JO SALTER. A Manner of Being [Internet]. University of Massachusetts Press; 162–3.

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