Erika Walsh is a co-founder and editor of A VELVET GIANT, a genreless literary journal. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Hotel Amerika, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Hobart, Peach Mag, Occulum, Juked, and elsewhere. She was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2017 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest. She lives in NY, NY, where she teaches writing to children and teens.