This week we welcome back R. Erica Doyle as a guest blogger. R. Erica was born in Brooklyn to Trinidadian immigrant parents, and has lived in Washington, DC, Farmington, Connecticut and La Marsa, Tunisia. Her first book, proxy, was published by Belladonna* in 2013 and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Best American Poetry, Our Caribbean, Callaloo, Ploughshares, Best Black Women's Erotica, Bloom, and From the Fishouse, and elsewhere. Doyle has been the recipient of grants and awards from the Hurston/Wright Foundation and the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, she was a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow and a fellow of Cave Canem: A Workshop and Retreat for Black Writers. She received her MFA in Poetry from the New School, and lives in New York City, where she works in NYC public schools and facilitates Tongues Afire: A Creative Writing Workshop for queer women and trans and gender non-conforming people of color.
Welcome, R. Erica