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Spotlight: r. erica doyle

Hobart Book Village Festival of Women Writers welcomes

r.erica doyle

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r. erica doyle’s debut collection of poetry, proxy (Belladonna* Books, 2013), won the 2014 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America and was a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Poetry. Her work has been widely anthologized including  Best American Poetry, Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Gay and Lesbian Writing from the Antilles, Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing and 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. 


“R. Erica Doyle’s Proxy wanders in this oppositional space, between “never” and “if only,” exploring sexuality in an oppositional frame, through a protagonist who teaches the reader ideas of love and desire and who shows human beings guarding against hurt and loss, only to become vulnerable again.” – L.A. Review of Books by Randall Horton – read more: L.A. Review of Books

“Proxy, R. Erica Doyle’s new collection, is a book of exceptional beauty, passion, and intelligence.” – Muzzle Magazine by Corrina Bain –  read more: Muzzle Magazine

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Watch the video: r. erica doyle reads proxy

 Link here for excerpts of proxy : poetry

Tante Merle did use to promenade through Brooklyn, striding down Nostrand Avenue Atlantic Avenue, out of Bedford Stuyvesant, through Crown Heights, Park Slope, give a nod to Fort Greene Clinton Hill, until finally she turn around when she reach the river. Then she coming back around — Atlantic Avenue Nostrand Avenue, and finally reach Macon Street, where she did live. read more of the story, Tante Merle

visit this website for more information on her work: r. erica doyle.com

 For Festival of Women Writers 2016, r. erica doyle will present the workshop, INTO THE CHAOS, an invitation to look “into the chaos” through a practice of generative play and mindful contemplation. Participants will focus on giving attention to their writing habits, predilections, idiosyncrasies, hang-ups, blocks, assumptions in order to de-program their process and dance and tangle in the space between knowing and understanding. For more information about this workshop and to register for Festival of Women Writers 2016: Festival of Women Writers 2016

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