Erin Watson


I’m Erin Watson. I read and write in Chicago and on the internet. I love adverbs, emoji and looking at trees. Drop me a line and let’s chat about books, beverages, bicycles, or whatever else comes to mind.

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The cool picture of my head is by Brent Knepper; this cool site design is by nickd.


I am…

Volunteering on the board at Chicago Books to Women in Prison.

Planning the next installment of Basement Life, a quarterly reading series in a Chicago basement. Submit something to read there.

Co-hosting Other People's Poems monthly at Uncharted Books, a poetry recitation night where stumbling and errors are encouraged.

Hanging out with my dog, an independently certified good boy.

Reading a good book from my public library or my overcrowded shelves.


I make…

Chapbooks and zines. Buy them here or at Uncharted Books or Quimby's in Chicago.

A Tinyletter. Like all your favorite creative millennials. This one is about poetry.

Twine poems, like little red knife and favorite words.

Essays and prose. I'm particularly dedicated to this one.

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I work at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, where I make digital communications happen.

I make art with Ag47 Collective.

I read poetry and essays out loud. I'm always looking to publish them in good homes online or in print.