Nico Wilkinson

Spoken word poet and organizer

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

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 and The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will host the Inauguration book release party. Goodwin and Wilkinson will be joined by performers Arielle Mari, Mallory Everhart, Ashley Cornelius, Lukey Walden, and Stoney Bertz. A limited, letterpress-printed edition of Inauguration, handmade by local artist Han Sayles, will be available for purchase.

KEEP COLORADO SPRINGS QUEER is a collective of comedians, poets, and musicians in Colorado Springs who gather at monthly open mics, hosted by Nico Wilkinson and Han Sayles.

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