Erica Berry is a writer and teacher based in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. Her essays appear in publications such as the GuardianThe New York TimesYale Review, The Atlantic, and Orion, and her first book, Wolfish: Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell about Fear, was published by Flatiron/Macmillan in 2023. She is currently an Associate Fellow at the Attic Institute for Arts and Letters and a writing instructor with Literary Arts in Portland. Find her online at @ericajberry or