To put it simply: I love words. Reading them, writing them, crafting and fine-tuning them. But even greater than my love for words is my love for people and places, music and movement, food and culture. These are the things that inform, shape, and ultimately define my writing.

My work presents itself in a variety of forms: personal essays, lyrics, elusive vignettes, short experimental poems, and more. I write with inspiration from the magic I find in everyday moments and ordinary people.

What else? I’m often described as an old soul. I’m unabashedly in love with music - especially 50s & 60s country-western, rock 'n roll, R&B, soul, garage, and punk. I collect and curate these sounds via vinyl records, the likes of which I swoon over obsessively. I’m a food justice and holistic wellness advocate with a passion for increasing transparency, equity, and quality in our food system. I read cookbooks from cover to cover.

That toddlin' town on the right is Chicago, IL, where my runs root deep and where I am based. This city influences and inspires my writing, perhaps more than anything else in the world.

If you would like to work together on a project, please contact me. 

Erica "Ricki" Friedmann

Copyright © 2021 by Erica "Ricki" Friedmann

All content is entirely owned by me unless otherwise stated.
You may not take, reproduce, or distribute my content without written permission. 

If you wish to link to or mention my work, you may do so without permission.
(However, if you do link to one of my pieces and feel like telling me, I would love to know!)