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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.)



The Human Body is a Hive, debut poetry pamphlet, Verve Poetry Press, March 2022

> 'Minor English Goddesses' & 'The Muslin Moth' - The Signal House Edition

> 'Protect the Ones You Love' - Reprezentology: The Journal of Media and

Diversity, Issue 01

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


> 'Three Weddings and a Marriage Equality Movement' - Queer Life, Queer Love,

Muswell Press, 3 November 2021, forthcoming

> 'Interview with Sara Impey, Quilt Artist' - The Signal House Edition, Issue 7

> '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. 



> 'In conversation with Malinda Lo - UK Launch for Last Night at the Telegraph Club',      

Chair, Gay's The Word, online, 18 March 2021

> 'Untitled Writers' Salon', Featured Poet, Underrepp'd Writers Festival,

5 September 2020, live online event hosted by Untitled Writing

#C19Poems, daily recordings, @gaysthewordbookshop, Instagram,

23 March - 29 May 2020 (10 week series)

> 'Accessing the Powers of the Solar System: An Invocation for All Fertility Treatments', Out

in South London, live recording, broadcast 22 June 2021, Resonance FM

> '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

> 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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