With age mirage assuages what the youthful eye would have studied until identified— chicory? bluebird? debris? Today no nomenclature ruptures the composure of a chalk-blue haze pausing, even dawdling, now and then trembling over what I'm going to call fresh water.
Born in 1949 in Concord, Massachusetts, Erica Funkhouser studied at Vassar College and Stanford University. She is the author of several collections of poetry, including: Earthly (Houghton Mifflin, 2008); Pursuit (2002); Sure Shot and Other Poems (1992); and Natural Affinities (1983).
She was a recipient of a 2007 Guggenheim Foundation grant for poetry. She has also worked as a playwright.
She lives in Essex, Massachusetts and teaches poetry-writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.