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Poet. Writer. Bookseller.

About Me

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, Poetry Editor for The Signal House Edition, & former Books Editor for DIVA Magazine. Her debut pamphlet The Human Body is a Hive was published by Verve Poetry Press & her poetry and non-fiction have been been published in anthologies, journals, & on BBC radio. Erica has a PhD in lesbian love stories in young adult literature and graphic novels. (She wrote a lot about kissing.)



> MotherFlux, collaborative queer parent-poet pamphlet, Nine Pens

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

> 'Mango Kiss', 'The Gallery Floor', He, She, They, Us, Pan Macmillan

> 'Accessing the Powers of the Solar System', Short Cuts, 'Devotion', BBC Radio 4


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

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

> Essay, 'Let's Make a Baby (With Science)' - So Hormonal

> Article, '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. 



> 'Inside the Rise of LGBTQ+ fiction', The Cultural Frontline, BBC World Service

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

Short Cuts, Series 31, 'Devotion', BBC Radio 4

> Brum Radio Poets with Rick Sanders (Willis the Poet) with Josie Alford and

Erica Gillingham, Brum Radio

> '...The Human Body is a Hive', Brighton Book Club with Anna Burtt, Episode 33

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

> Feminist Book Club Paris, 'In Conversation with...Erica Gillingham', Season 1:

Episode 7

> Book Launch for Just Like Everyone Else, in conversation with author Sarah Hagger-Holt

14poems IG Live for fourteen poems Issue #6, featuring 'Greasy Spoon Conception'

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

Chair, Gay's The Word


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