Erin Hollowell

Erin Coughlin Hollowell

Associate Faculty, Poetry
Creative Writing & Literary Arts


Erin Coughlin Hollowell is a poet and writer who lives at the end of the road in Alaska. Prior to landing in Alaska, she lived on both coasts, in big cities and small towns, pursuing many different professions from tapestry weaving to arts administration. In 2013, Boreal Books published her first collection Pause, Traveler. Her second collection Every Atom is forthcoming in 2018 from the same publisher. Her chapbook Willapa Bay Suite is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in fall 2017. She has been awarded two Rasmuson Foundation Fellowships, a Connie Boochever Award, and an Alaska Literary Award. Her work has been most recently published in Prairie Schooner, Alaska Quarterly Review, Sugar House Review, and was a finalist for the 49th Parallel Contest for the Bellingham ReviewShe teaches as an adjunct for the Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College and for the Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference. She is the executive director of Storyknife, a residency for women writers.