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poet | writer |artist

TAK erzinger

poet | writer |artist

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WINNER 2021 Whirling Prize from Etchings Press,
University of Indianapolis

"Awe is what moves us forward."
                   -Joseph Campbell

 

Books

books

NEW RELEASE
Tourist
Sea Crow Press 2023


 

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At the Foot of the Mountain
Floricanto Press 2021

Whirling Prize Winner 2021
Best Nature Poetry Book
Etchings Press
University of Indianapolis

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Found: Between the Trees
Grey Borders Books 2019

Stella's Constellation
Audio Drama

Alt.Stories & FAKE Realities Podcasts  2021



 

Publications

 Books

At the Foot of the Mountain (Floricanto Press 2021)

Out Now

 

Found: Between the Trees  chapbook (Grey Borders 2019)

available

 

Anthologies

Her Heart Poetry Publishing

  •  The Annual 2018 

  • The Annual 2017          

            

 

Micro-chapbooks  

Under a Blanket of Blue (2019)                                                      Water Songs (2018)

published by The Origami Poetry Project

https://www.origamipoems.com/poets/list-of-origami-poets-and-books#r-thru-z

 

Journals & Magazines

The Beautiful Space forthcoming

The Learned Pig forthcoming

The Avocet 

I-70 Review                

Flash Fiction Magazine 

Wales Haiku Journal 

The Journal of Wild Culture 

Mojave He[art]

Grey Borders Magazine

Rising Phoenix Review

Cirrus Review

The Curlew                                      

The Beautiful Space Journal

                    

                                                                                               

Magazines

The Woolf Cultural & Literary Journal   

Harness Magazine

 Hello Switzerland!

 http://www.helloswitzerland.ch/-/walking-through-switzerland-on-st-jacob-way

 

Radio Interviews/Live Readings

Paris Lit Up - Culture-Rapide Cabaret-Populaire, Paris (Paris, France)  poetry reading 

http://worldradio.ch/article/tak-erzinger-poetry_and-pilgrimage-on-st-jacobs-way/

http://swisspats.com/swisspats-met-a-poet-dont-ya-know-it

 

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publications

Books

Tourist (Sea Crow Press 2023) NEW RELEASE

 

At the Foot of the Mountain (Floricanto Press 2021)

WINNER-Whirling Prize 2021, best nature poetry book

Found: Between the Trees   (Grey Borders 2019)

available

 

Anthologies

Brought to Sight & Swept Away anthology 2021

Vita Brevis Press

Human/Kind Craft Anthology-Musing the Margins 2020

  • TAK Erzinger illuminates the stakes of diverse representation while centering her essay on the inclusion of familiar, relatable characterization and details from Latinx culture

 

​Poetica 2 Poetry Anthology 2020

The Inner Circle Writer's Group

 

Her Heart Poetry Publishing

  •  The Annual 2018 

  • The Annual 2017          

            

Micro-chapbooks  

Under a Blanket of Blue (2019)                                                      Water Songs (2018)

published by The Origami Poetry Project

https://www.origamipoems.com/poets/list-of-origami-poets-and-books#r-thru-z

 

Journals & Magazines

Chiricú Journal, University of Indiana

Confetti

Kitchen Table Quarterly

Mockingowlroost

Gertrude’s Writing Room

The BeZine

Love Love Magzine Paris

Agape Review

Otherwise Engaged Literary & Arts Journal

The Literary Hatchet

Welter, Baltimore University 

The Rational Creature, New York University 

Anthropocene Poetry Journal 

Toho Journal (forthcoming)

NEBO, Arkansas Tech University

Bien Acompañada, Cornell University

45 Magazine Women's Literary Journal

Celestal Review

The Chacalaca Review

The Sock Drawer

Quince Magazine

The Galway Review

Cajun Mutt Press

A New Ulster

Spire of Light, Andrew College

Whimperbang

River South, Wilkes University

The Muse, McMaster University

The Feminine Collective

Anti-Heroine Chic

The Opiate

The Beautiful Space 

The Learned Pig 

The Avocet 

I-70 Review                

Flash Fiction Magazine 

Wales Haiku Journal 

The Journal of Wild Culture 

Mojave He[art]

Grey Borders Magazine

Rising Phoenix Review

Cirrus Review

The Curlew                                      

The Beautiful Space Journal

 

Podcast: Audio Drama  & Series

  • Latinx Lit Mag 2023

  • Latinx Lit Mag 2022

  • Poetry Sunday Anthology 2021 Alt.Stories & Fake Realities Podcast

  • Audio Drama: Stella's Constellation 2021 Alt.Stories & Fake Realities

  • Poetry Series: Between the Trees 2020 Alt.Stories & Fake Realities

                                                                                                  Magazines

The Woolf Cultural & Literary Journal   

Harness Magazine

 Hello Switzerland!

 http://www.helloswitzerland.ch/-/walking-through-switzerland-on-st-jacob-way

 

Radio Interviews/Live Readings

Interview Katt Cullen WRS Radio, Geneva

Cover to Cover with . . . TAK Erzinger - The Bookends Review

Paris Lit Up - Culture-Rapide Cabaret-Populaire, Paris (Paris, France)  poetry reading 

http://worldradio.ch/article/tak-erzinger-poetry_and-pilgrimage-on-st-jacobs-way/

http://swisspats.com/swisspats-met-a-poet-dont-ya-know-it

 

Residencies

Art Center Padula,Artist-in-residence August-September 2023 Italy
The Lemon Tree House, writer-in-residence 2020 Italy
(cancelled due to covid)

Bio

bio

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TAK Erzinger is an award-winning poet. Her collection At the Foot of the Mountain (Floricanto Press California, 2021) won the University of Indianapolis Etching Press, Whirling Prize 2021 for best nature poetry book. It was also a finalist at The International Book Awards 2022, Willow Run Book Awards and Eyelands Book Awards.  Erzinger’s forthcoming poetry collection Tourist (Sea Crow Press, Massachusetts) is due out in April 2023.

 

Erzinger is an American/Swiss poet and artist with a Colombian background. She lives on the foothills of the alps in Switzerland with her husband and two cats.

reviews

for the collection, Tourist

TAK Erzinger's collection Tourist acts as a window into a journey through the poet’s experiences as well as the locations in the world she has visited in her life. Her poems such as Chichén Itzá– 1982 and In Between Days bring the reader along with her on this journey. It is hard to choose a favourite poem from this collection: as a whole, they offer a panacea to those who have suffered through

the past few years of Covid responses. 

 

-Amos Grieg, Editor-in-Chief, A New Ulster

 

The collection is entitled Tourist, but Erzinger’s uncompromising layering of her inner landscape with the natural world takes us on a journey past the other to a home she believes exists: a dimension where shared experience, strength and hope connect readers to her world, but also to each other. The language of her poetry forges a place where no-one is a stranger because we are together

uncovering a place, we can all belong.

 

-Madeleine F. White, author of Mother of Floods

TAK Erzinger’s imagery and metaphor engages us in a world where a woman seeks to understand abandonment, involuntary childlessness, and unconditional love. Readers will enjoy all the stops on this journey that redefine what family could mean. At its heart, Tourist reminds us that what we pass on to future generations surpasses blood ties—and when we love freely and deeply, we create family.

 

-Liz Whiteacre, author of Hit the Ground and founder of Etchings Press at the University of Indianapolis

 

Tourist has a beautiful yearning for connection over trauma, the permanent sideshow of the displaced, and, despite it all, transformation and love.

 

- Scott Duncan-Fernandez, Senior editor, Somos en escrito Literary Magazine

 

for the collection, At the Foot of the Mountain

At the Foot of the Mountain sees TAK Erzinger
further evolving as a master of style and sentiment.

-Jordan Blum, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Bookends Review

Erzinger has a magical-realist vision that is both surprising and familiar to those who enjoy that genre and this is evident in both her poetry and pros
e.
 

-Christopher Gregory Producer and Director
Alt.Stories and Fake Realties Podcasts

 

The poems are a haunting exploration of the human soul.

-Sheila Bugler, author

Excellent poetry!

-Lisa O'Hare, poet

It is Erzinger's remarkable ability to

make real the unspoken that sets this collection apart.

-Kati Felix, The Latino Book Review

awards &
acknowlegements

  • Finalist - "At the Foot of the Mountain"- 2022 International Book Awards, best nature poetry book

  • WINNER - "At the Foot of the Mountain" Whirling Prize 2021, best nature poetry book, Etchings Press University of Indianapolis

  • Finalist - Willow River Run Book Awards, 2020 Best Unpublished poetrymanuscript

  • Finalist - Eyeland Book Awards, 2019, Best unpublished poetry manuscript

  • Runner-up - Zathom Spring Micropoem Contest, 2018

contact

  • https://www.facebook.com/poetryvagabond
  • http://twitter.com/ErzTak
  • http://instagram.com/takerzinger

 "Por nuestra cultura hablarán nuestros libros. Our books shall speak for our culture."

-Roberto Cabello-Argandoña, Floricanto Press

"Your heritage houses your soul."

-TAK Erzinger

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