Erica Hughes (MFA in Creative Writing)
Erica Hughes is a first-year MFA student in Creative Writing, Poetry. She is a California native and spent the first half of her childhood in San Jose and the second half in Madera. She is a recent graduate of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. At Dordt, Erica majored in English Literature and participated in the Kuyper Scholars program, which is Dordt College’s honors program.
This year, Erica began teaching in the First Year Writing Program, working in the Graduate Writing Studio as a writing consultant, and blogging for The Twelve. During the 2016-2017 academic school year, she has published short essays like “Dear White Evangelicals” and “Poetry of the Body.” Later this summer, her poems “If You Choose,” “Divine Grief,” and “He Touches Us” will be published in HumanKind Magazine.