Get in touch: erin [at] erindorney [dot] com

Erin Dorney is a writer and artist currently based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Her first full length poetry collection, I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems after Shia LaBeouf, was released in June 2018 from Baltimore-based Mason Jar Press. Her poetry has been published in Passages North, Bone Bouquet, Juked, The Pinch, Birdfeast, and various other journals. She has written one piece of fiction that was published by Paper Darts.

Her artwork and installations have been featured as part of Made Here, an urban walking gallery in the West Downtown Minneapolis Cultural District; at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA; and various juried shows. She has led workshops in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Erin is the recipient of a 2019 Hewnoaks Artist Residency; a 2017 Artist Career Development Grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation; a 2017 Emerging Artist Residency at Tofte Lake Center; a 2016 Spruceton Inn Artist Residency; and was the first Modern Worker: Writer in Residence at Modern Art in Lancaster, PA.

Erin is one half of FEAR NO LIT, curator of the "From the Desk of..." series at Real Pants, former poetry editor for Third Point Press, founder emeritus of The Triangle, and a former assistant professor and outreach librarian. Since 2014 she has been a volunteer with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. She grew up outside of Rochester, NY and graduated from St. John Fisher College in 2006. She received a MSLIS from Syracuse University and a MA in Creative Writing from West Chester University.

Press & Interviews

Erasure poetry reveals the art of everyday words, Lancaster Online, October 2018

Dinnerview, Entropy Mag, June 2018

One Question, Hypertext Magazine, May 2018

From the Writing Desk of, Split Lip Magazine, May 2018

Kissing Trouble, JMWW, April 2018

Podcast Interview, KMSU Weekly Reader, April 2018

Art By Omission, Mankato Magazine, March 2018


Kelly Lynn Thomas for Small Press Dispatch, June 2019

James Figy for Tinderbox Poetry Journal, October 2018

Codi Gugliuzza for Lines+Stars, September 2018

Jessica Hudgins for The Collagist, July 2018

Stephanie Trott for Split Lip Magazine, June 2018