Erica Wright is a senior editor
at Guernica magazine. She is also the author of the poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), and her work has appeared or is
forthcoming in BOMB,New Orleans Review, and Paste, among other publications. She
attended NYU, where she won the Thomas Wolfe Prize, and received her MFA in
Poetry from Columbia. She has taught creative writing at Marymount Manhattan
College, Columbia, 92YTribeca, and NYU. Her time as an instructor at John Jay
College of Criminal Justice sparked her interest in crime writing.