About John Erhardt

John Erhardt lives in Western Massachusetts where he teaches technical and creative writing at UMASS, as well as courses in the Novel and in Baseball Literature. He has published criticism in Slope and Rain Taxi, and is a former regional coordinator for Poetry In Motion. He has published non-poetry essays on a variety of topics, such as advertising, the history of the toothbrush, and the literature of baseball. As a member of the Society For American Baseball Research, he reviews books for their quarterly newsletter, and is working on the project to compile an index of baseball-related poems.


John Erhardt Has written the following articles:


Confusion As An Operating Principle: Cort Day, Geoffrey Nutter, and the Contemporary “Sonnet-esque” Sequence

As Reviewed By: John Erhardt The Chime by Cort Day Alice James Books ($11.95) A Summer Evening by Geoffrey Nutter Colorado/Center For Literary Publishing ($14.95) At some point, poets stopped writing about what they knew and began writing about what they didn’t know (I can’t think of a single good reason to try and pinpoint […]

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