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Erica Bodwell

b. 1965

Current City, State, Country

Concord, New Hampshire, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA


Erica Sofer Bodwell is a poet, attorney and visual artist. Her collection, Crown of Wild, won the Two Sylvias Press 2018 Wilder Prize and was released on September 1, 2020. She is also the author of the chapbook Up Liberty Street, and her work appears in many journals including Beloit Poetry Journal, PANK, Apiary, and HEART. The mother of two grown sons, she lives with her husband and two dogs in Concord, New Hampshire. In addition to her day job as a healthcare lawyer, she raised more than a million dollars for civil legal aid in New Hampshire, which overwhelmingly serves the needs of women and children. Crown of Wild is her first full-length collection.

Published Works

Crown of Wild (Two Sylvias Press 2020)
Up Liberty Street (Finishing Line Press 2017)

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Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY – BS, Biochemistry
University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, Concord, NH – JD

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