Nico Wilkinson

Spoken word poet and organizer

Nico Wilkinson is a spoken word poet, community organizer, and tarot reader based in Colorado Springs. 

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Keep COS Queer Presents: Inauguration Book Release

On January 20 2017, Haymarket Books will release Inauguration, a free digital chapbook by Colorado Poets Idris Goodwin and Nico Wilkinson.

Inauguration is a collection of ten poems written in reaction to the onset of a new political regime. Writing out of Colorado Springs, Colorado, one of the most divided cities in the country, Goodwin and Wilkinson trade ruminations of survival in a hostile political climate. Yet Inauguration transcends partisan rhetoric. It is a response to the noise and the silence, a rallying call to collectively find our way forward.

On Inauguration day, January 20th at 7 p.m. Keep Colorado Springs Queer is excited to host the Inauguration book release party at the Fine Arts Center. Goodwin and Wilkinson will be joined by local performers Arielle Mari, Mallory Everhart, Ashley Cornelius, Lukey Walden, and Stoney Bertz (more TBA). A limited edition printed chapbook of Inauguration, published by Han Sayles, will be available for purchase after the performance. 

Admission is free, seating is limited. The event will happen inside of the Taste, located on the east side of the FAC building (there will be signs directing). Cash bar. Doors open at 6:30pm. 

KEEP COLORADO SPRINGS QUEER is a collective of comedians, poets, and musicians in Colorado Springs who gather for monthly open mics. They seek to showcase queer voices by creating a safe environment for artistic expression.

HAYMARKET BOOKS is a Chicago based independent, nonprofit whose mission to publish books that contribute to struggles for social and economic justice

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