Bull-Gouging The Matador (Signed Copy)
This collection of poetry features the work of National Book Award Finalist and Pushcart Prize winner Patricia Smith and Pushcart nominee Shira Erlichman. Born in Israel, living in Brooklyn, SHIRA is a songwriter, producer, writer & visual artist. She has shared stages with Coco Rosie, Ani Difranco, Mirah, TuNe-YaRdS & Andrea Gibson. A three time Pushcart Prize nominee, her writing has been published in Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, BUST Magazine, Winter Tangerine, Muzzle, Prelude, The Massachusetts Review, Union Station, The Reader, & The Bakery, as well as alongside Patricia Smith in Bull-Gouging the Matador & in the anthology Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls. She received her BA from Hampshire College, a Millay Colony Fellowship, & a James Merrill Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. Patricia Smith is the author of six critically-acknowledged volumes of poetry, including Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the 2014 Rebekah Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress, the 2013 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy American Poets and the Phillis Wheatley Award in Poetry; Blood Dazzler (a National Book Award finalist), and Teahouse of the Almighty (a National Poetry Series winner), all from Coffee House Press; Close to Death and Big Towns, Big Talk, both from Zoland Books, and Life According to Motown from Tia Chucha Press. She also edited the crime fiction anthology Staten Island Noir.