Erica N. Cardwell
Erica Cardwell is a writer and critic based in Brooklyn and Toronto.
ChronologyBy Erica N. Cardwell
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 ones personal archive, which is notable for the photographs and other ephemera tucked into the pages.
N.H. Pritchards The Matrix and EECCHHOOEESSBy Erica N. Cardwell
These poetry collections exemplify the literary innovation of this eraa commitment to the pursuit and study of sound and a symbolic resistance to legibility. Pritchards poetry illustrates a specific tenant of jazz poetics: words are more malleable when deconstructed.
JJJJJerome Elliss The ClearingBy Erica N. Cardwell
A songbook attentive to corporeal language-making processes often dismissed as impediments. The Clearing is not a metaphora symbol for clarity or realizationbut an activation of ever-present clarity.
Gabrielle Civil’s the déjà vu: black dreams & black timeBy Erica N. Cardwell
This book is a catalogue of the past, the pandemic present, and a contemplative future. Its a moving record of the interior life and public performativity of a Black woman in her body.
Pope.L, My Kingdom for a TitleBy Erica N. Cardwell
Equal parts a peek at the artists sketchbook and a career retrospective through Pope.Ls iterative textual analysis, this book enlivens the artists fascination with language as a core mode of inquiry.
Martine Syms and Rocket Caleshu’s The African DesperateBy Erica N. Cardwell
A critical study of the Black woman as a multidimensional figure in film, the screenplay is a unique accompanying text to the film. It highlights the sharpness of the dialogue, while adding clarity and balance to the scene work.