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Reading with Erica Doyle, Ron Palmer, and Peter Nickowitz

February 7, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Join us for a reading with Erica Doyle (Proxy), Ron Palmer (Prick Queasy), and Peter Nickowitz (Cinema Vernacular).



r. erica doyle was born in Brooklyn to Trinidadian immigrant parents, and has lived in Washington, DC, Farmington, Connecticut and La Marsa, Tunisia. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry, Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Gay and Lesbian Writing from the Antilles, Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade and Voices Rising: Celebrating 20 Years of Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Writing. Her poetry and fiction appear in various journals, including Ploughshares, Callaloo, Bloom, From the Fishouse, Blithe House Quarterly and Sinister Wisdom.

Her articles and reviews have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Black Issues Book Review and on the Best American Poetry and Futurepoem blogs. She has received grants and awards from the Hurston/Wright Foundation, the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Humanities Council of DC and Poets and Writers, and she was a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow. Erica is also a fellow of Cave Canem: A Workshop and Retreat for Black Writers.

In addition, she has read her work at the Kennedy Center, the National Black Arts Festival, Joe’s Pub, the Nuyorican, the Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica, WI and various colleges and universities. Erica received her MFA in Poetry from The New School, and lives in New York City, where she is an administrator in the NYC public schools and facilitates Tongues Afire: A Free Creative Writing Workshop for queer women and trans and gender non-conforming people of color.

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Her recent book of poetry, Proxy (Belladonna*, 2013) was the winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.



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Peter Nickowitz is a poet, playwright, and screenwriter. He is the author of Cinema Vernacular (Publication Studio, 2014) and Rhetoric and Sexuality: The Poetry of Hart Crane, Elizabeth Bishop, and James Merrill (Palgrave, 2006). He lives in New York City and teaches at NYU.

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Photograph by Kevin Killlian


Ronald Palmer is the author of Prick Queasy (Publication Studio) and LOGICALOGICS (Counterpoint / Soft Skull Press). He has taught poetry and prose writing at NYU, Binghamton University and Framingham State University.
He lives in San Francisco with his fiancé Kevin Rolston.


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Prick Queasy was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award



February 7, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM