Join us for an evening with poets Dustin Brookshire, Eleanor Eichenbaum, and Tyler Gillespie . Registration requested. This event will be held in the 4th Floor Gallery and event space.
Eleanor Eichenbaum (she/her) is a writer, artist, and educator invested in interdisciplinary work. She holds an MFA from Image Text Ithaca and has been honored to attend residencies at Trelex in Paris, France and the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL.
Tyler Gillespie (he/him) is an award-winning teacher and multi-genre writer. His reporting has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, GQ, The Guardian, VICE, and Playboy while his poetry has been published in anthologies such as In Absentia: Reflections on the Pandemic (Bicycle Comics) and Let Me Say This: A Dolly Parton Poetry Anthology (Madville Publishing). He’s the author of the essay collection The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State (UPF, 2021) and two poetry collections Florida Man:Poems (Red Flag Poetry, 2018) and the nature machine! (2023). He’s an apprentice printmaker, a fifth-generation Floridian, and currently teaches writing at Ringling College of Art + Design.
Dustin Brookshire (he/him) is the author of the chapbooks Never Picked First For Playtime (Harbor Editions, 2023), Love Most Of You Too (Harbor Editions, 2021), and To The One Who Raped Me (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012). He is the co-editor of Let Me Say This: A Dolly Parton Poetry Anthology (Madville Publishing, 2023) and the co-editor of a forthcoming forms anthology from Harbor Anthologies. His work has earned him both Pushcart and Best of the Net nominations, has appeared in numerous publications and has been anthologized in Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on their Muses (Lethe Press, 2012) and The Queer South: LGBTQ Writes on the American South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). Dustin is the curator of the Wild & Precious Life Series, founder/editor of Limp Wrist, founding chapter president of the South Florida Poets (a chapter of the Florida State Poetry Association), program director for Reading Queer, and a founding member of FLAWN (Florida Local Artist & Writers Network).
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