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Erica Miriam Fabri is the author of Dialect of a Skirt, a collection of poetry published by Hanging Loose Press (November 2009).

She is a writer and performer and a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and received her MFA in Poetry from The New School.

Her work has been published in numerous literary journals and magazines including: New York Quarterly, Texas Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Hanging Loose Magazine, Good Foot Magazine, Paper Street and more.

She has performed and facilitated workshops and seminars at: Cooper Union School of the Arts, New York University, Columbia University, Penn State University, The Brooklyn Public Library, Poet’s House, The Fortune Society, The Robin Hood Foundation, and the PEN Prison Writing Program. She has worked on projects as a writer, editor and performance director for The New York Knicks, HBO and Nickelodeon Television.

She is also a spoken word mentor and curriculum writer for Urban Word NYC, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing spoken word, poetry and hip-hop arts to inner-city teens.

She has been awarded a writer’s residency at the Omega Institute and has been a featured and/or visiting poet and performer for numerous art festivals and numerous outreach programs including drug rehabilitation centers, prisons and hospitals. Her first book, Dialect of a Skirt, was a finalist for the 2011 Paterson Poetry Prize and it was included on the list for: The Best Books of 2009 at About.com and made the Small Press Distribution’s bestseller list for June 2010 as well as the Poetry Foundation’s bestseller list for October 2010.

She currently teaches Performance Poetry at Pace University, Creative Writing at The School of Visual Arts and a variety of Poetry courses at Baruch College and Hunter College of The City University of New York (CUNY).

She reads and performs solo, as well as with the hybrid music and poetry duo “The Robin and the Lady Poet” with muscian, Robin Andre. (click here for The Robin and the Lady Poet Website)

She adores everything that is bright, colorful and sparkling and her true love is her home, New York City.

CONTACTS:

Gmail: ericafabri@gmail.com

Twitter: @ericamiriam

Facebook & Myspace: Erica Miriam Fabri

LinkedIn: Erica Miriam Fabri http://www.linkedin.com/in/ericamiriam

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