Erika Dane Kielsgard

Erika Dane Kielsgard

Erika Dane Kielsgard

Adjunct Faculty

Multimodal Composition, Creative Writing, Native American and Indigenous Studies

Erika Kielsgard teaches English composition at George Mason University. She taught English composition and literature for thirteen consecutive semesters at Brooklyn College (CUNY). She also taught undergraduate workshops in creative writing (poetry, fiction, and plays) and 300-level poetry, as well as mentored graduate-level interns in composition course design.

Erika Kielsgard's composition courses emphasize research and revision in the writing process, rhetorical analysis of diverse source texts, and scholarly development across disciplines. Her experiences learning, teaching, and living in the Washington, D.C. and New York City metropolitan areas contribute to cultural sensitivity and individualized student attention.

Selected Publications


Fraxinus americana,” Bone Bouquet (Fall 2023, Issue 10.2).
Orchis militaris,” Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism, and Translation at Stanford University (November 2023, Volume 21).

Courses Taught

ENGH 101: Composition


MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry), Brooklyn College (CUNY), Brooklyn, NY, May 2018.

BA in Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, May 2013.

In the Media

Winner of the 2023 International 3-Day Poetry Chapbook Contest, selected by Diane Seuss.