“Off the Page” Live Reading

Bellevue Literary Review’s “Off the Page” featured Erin Cherry and Nkosi Nkululeko reading selections from BLR Issue 39.

“Where I Come From They Take It Away If They See You’re Excited” by Michele Suzann
“In This Skin” by Emma Pattee

“Quinque Cordibus Vestris” by Gina Ferrari
“How Hair Changes before Expiration” by J.E. Robinson
“What Happened Over the Weekend” by Heather Taylor Johnson
“Her Marked Black Body” by Cynthia Parker-Ohene
“Cesarean Birth” by Viola Lee
“My Mother’s Body” byThomas Dooley

Plus, “Bent but Not Broken,” a short film on dancers with scoliosis by Paige Fraiser

Erin Cherry received her MFA in acting from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts. She won an Emmy for best supporting actress portraying Brenda on After Forever (Amazon Prime) and she is the producer and host of her own talk show Sundays With A Cherry on Top, a health and lifestyle show on Black Culture (YouTube). Cherry is also a private acting coach and teacher at Maggie Flanigan Studio in New York City. You can find her on Instagram @cherrynotes and @Sundayswithacherryontop. www.erincherry.com

Nkosi Nkululeko, a 2017 Poets House and 2018 Saltonstall Foundation of the Arts Fellow, is winner of Michigan Quarterly Review’s Page Davidson Clayton Prize for Emerging Poets 2018, and can be found in Callaloo, The Offing, Ploughshares. Nkosi is anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2018 and Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry. Twitter: @musicman_nkosi Instagram: @musicmannkosi319