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Erica N. Cardwell

Erica N. Cardwell is a writer, critic, and educator based in New York. Her essays and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming for The Believer, Hyperallergic, Frieze, Passages North, Bomb, Green Mountains Review, and others. In 2015, she was awarded a Nonfiction fellowship from the LAMBDA Literary Foundation.


Chronology, the winner of the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir, is a nonfiction collage of emails, journal entries, press releases, theory, and short bits of theatrical dialogue, producing an appropriate pastiche for the contemporary multimedia-trained brain. It is a hybrid text formulated from one’s personal archive, which is notable for the photographs and other ephemera tucked into the pages.

N.H. Pritchard’s The Matrix and EECCHHOOEESS

These poetry collections exemplify the literary innovation of this era—a commitment to the pursuit and study of sound and a symbolic resistance to legibility. Pritchard’s poetry illustrates a specific tenant of jazz poetics: words are more malleable when deconstructed.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2021

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