Erica Wright’s new novel Hollow Bones, a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, will be out this August. Her essay collection Snake was released as part of Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons series. Her mystery Famous in Cedarville received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was called “a clever little whodunnit” in The New York Times Book Review. She is the author of five other books, including the poetry collections Instructions for Killing the Jackal and All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned. Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Denver Quarterly, New Orleans Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Rumpus,and elsewhere. She was the senior poetry editor at Guernica Magazine for more than a decade and currently teaches at Bellevue University. She holds degrees from New York University and Columbia University. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with her family.