Eric Lochridge is a poet and editor in Rapid City, South Dakota. He is the author of Father’s Curse ( FootHills Publishing, 2007), and the founding editor of After Long Busyness: A Poetry Blog. His poems have appeared in journals such as Paddlefish, Free Lunch, Slipstream, Diagram, Origami Condom and Main Channel Voices and in anthologies such as Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude (Holy Cow! Press, 2009) and The XY Files: Poems on the Male Experience (Sherman Asher Publishing, 1997).
Eric has received grants and awards from the South Dakota Arts Council, the Dahl Arts Center and the High Plains Writers of Rapid City. He holds a degree in mass communications from South Dakota State University. His career in journalism began at the Rapid City Journal, and he now writes and edits professionally in the Black Hills of South Dakota.