Erin J. Mullikin hails from South Carolina and is currently a brand strategist and designer in Philadelphia. Formally the Olive B. O'Connor Creative Writing Fellow at Colgate University and a graduate of Syracuse University's MFA program, her poems, fiction, and book reviews have been published in places such as elsewhere, Ghost OceanArts & LettersPhantomSprung FormalDusieWhiskeyIslandMuzzleBodegaSpring Gun PressSpork, and Best New Poets 2014, among others. She is the founding editor of the online literary journal NightBlock and the small literary press Midnight City Books.


Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 2014
4.0 GPA, Summa Cum Laude
Thesis, Impossible Animal:                               Directed by Christopher Kennedy

Bachelor of Arts, English; Minor, Creative Writing
Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, 2011
3.7 GPA, Magna Cum Laude

Associate of Arts                                         Greenville Technical College                     Greenville, South Carolina, 2008                       Honors College, Cum Laude 

Research Interests

Design; Design Thinking; Business Strategy; Branding; Print and Digital Publications; Poetry and Poetic Theory; Video Poetry; Experimental Film; Multimodal Composition; Composition and Rhetoric; Visual Rhetoric; Literature (Theories & Practices); Critical Theory; Queer Theory; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies