Poet. Writer. Bookseller.


About Me

Erica Gillingham is a queer poet & writer living in London, England, via Siskiyou County, California. She is a bookseller at Gay's The Word Bookshop, Books Editor for DIVA Magazine, & Poetry Editor for The Signal House Edition. Erica has a PhD in lesbian love stories in young adult literature and graphic novels. (She wrote a lot about kissing.)



> 'A Pregnant Vessel' - a queer anthology of healing, Pilot Press

> 'The Receiver', 'Let's Make a Baby With Science' - Untitled: Voices, 1:1 

> 'When We Fuck With Our Fingers', 'The Gallery Floor' - There Will Always Be Nights Like This (Cipher Shorts #1), Cipher Press


> 'Let's Make a Baby (With Science)', So Hormonal: Essays About Our Hormones, Monstrous Regiment Publishing

> 'Representations of Same-Sex Relationships Between Female Characters in All Ages Comics: Princess Princess Ever After and Lumberjanes', The Journal of Lesbian Studies: Special Issue on Lesbians and Comics, Ed. Michelle Ann Abate, et al., March 2018. 



> 'Lesbian Visibility Week', Front Row, Radio 4, BBC, 23 April 2020

> 'Queer Books of the 2010s', 50 years of queer books, Front Row, Radio 4, BBC, 4 July 2019

> 'Dean Atta & George Lester: Shine On', Chair, Edinburgh International Book Festival, 20 August 2020, live online event with Q&A + catch-up recording

#C19Poems, daily recordings, @gaysthewordbookshop, Instagram, 23 March - 29 May 2020 (10 week series)

> A Lesbian Affair, 'Erica & Alex', Season 1: Episode 9, 25 May 2020

> Feminist Book Club Paris, 'In Conversation with...Erica Gillingham', Season 1: Episode 7, 18 July 2019


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