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Poet Eric Paul

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Eric Paul
Author of the poetry collection A Suitcase Full of Dirt

With Rosalynde Vas Dias + Courtney Denelle


A Suitcase Full of Dirt is a retrospective of the lyrics of Eric Paul, poems that burst with energy, throwing decorum out the hotel window.


Eric Paul is a writer and musician from Providence.  He has been the lyricist and vocalist for the bands Arab On Radar and The Chinese Stars as well as his current band, Doomsday Student. Eric has released two full-length volumes of poetry and lyrics: I Offered Myself As The Sea and A Popular Place To Explode, both published by Wesley Eisold’s Heartworm Press.  In 2017, Eric was the recipient of the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Fellowship Award in Poetry.  Eric holds a BFA in Philosophy from Rhode Island College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  His work has also appeared in such places as: New York Observer, Impose Magazine, Ninth Letter, The Volta, Word Riot, Lunch Ticket, Spork, Booth and The Literary Review.

Rosalynde Vas Dias lives in Providence and is co-director of the community writing organization Frequency Writers. She is the author of Only Blue Body. Her poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, The Cincinnati Review, West Branch, The Seattle Review, and most recently on the podcast, Poetry Dose.

Courtney Denelle is a fiction writer from Providence. Her work has appeared in the Alembic, Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction, Tahoma Literary Review, and elsewhere.

Earlier Event: May 22
Zach Ozma + Zoe Tuck
Later Event: June 11
Mona Awad