Poetry Expo 24 / 23 February 2024

HUMans: An Observation

[LIVE on Zoom at 16:00 CET]

Poetry Expo 24

Ripped from the pages of their newest poetic collection HUMans, author and Interdisciplinary Artist GOODW.Y.N. will host a reading of new work that will delve deeply into what it is to be human, humane, and intimate in today's global society. The poet would love to connect with you and hear your thoughts on their work via Instagram. Find them on Instagram @goodw.yn

The project is part of the subthemes Mental health narratives in poetry, Literature as a tool for social equality and Global unity and shared futures.



Nicole Goodwin aka GOODW.Y.N. They are longlisted for The Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for 2023,  finalist for the CUE Foundation’s 2022 Public Programs Fellowship, as well as the 2018 Ragdale Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship Recipient, while advancing to the 2nd Round of the 2018 Creative Capital Awards. They published the articles “Talking with My Daughter…” and “Why is this Happening in Your Life…” in the New York Times’ parentblog Motherlode. Additionally, their work “Ain’t I a Woman (?/!): Poems,” was longlisted for The Black Spring Press Group’s The Christopher Smart-Joan Alice Prize for 2020.



Roots. Wounds. Words. (RWW) Words of Resistance & Restoration Fellowship, Fellow 2023

The Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, Warcrimes, Longlist 2023.

FEP Book Award. “Special Mention” for Ain’t I a Woman (?/!): I Give of Myself. Awardee 2022

The Pushcart Prize. The Best of the Small Presses XVII. Pushcart Nominee 2020

2018 Ragdale Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship Recipient. Writing Fellowship.

Heroes’ Voices National Veterans Poetry Contest, 3rd Place Winner. Award 2017.

2016 Reproductive Freedom Festival. “Ain’t I a Woman?” Reading/Collaboration.

2015 Sustainable Development Conference: Time for Action, “The Enemy of

My Enemy is Myself: Citizen.” “The Enemy of My Enemy is Myself: Citizen.” United Nations,

Multidisciplinary Collaboration with BeAnotherLab.

Women Playwriting International Conference, “Desert Flowers” Shortlisted Selection,

Reading/Performance 2015.

LaMama Theater, Poetry Electric: Only Yes—Poetry on Consent, Excerpt from “How to Live

Underground.” Reading/Performance 2015. 


Tribeca Film Festival, Storyscapes, The Machine To Be Another: Embodied Narratives, “The

Enemy of My Enemy is Myself: Citizen.” Multidisciplinary Collaboration with BeAnotherLab. https://vimeo.com/134470130 

Poetic Theater Production Presents, Poetic License: Shades of Love “Love, Redefined”

Reading/Performance 2015.

Judson Memorial Church, Judson Arts Wednesdays, “BAILOUT 2/4/2015: Words, Music, Food,

Soul, LIFE.” Performance 2015.

Queer Art Mentorship, 2013-2014 Annual Exhibit, “QAM Annual.” Reading/Performance 2014.



“War Cries of a New Yorker- Nicole Goodwin” Amsterdam News https://amsterdamnews.com/news/2016/10/13/war-cries-new-yorkernicole-goodwin/

“Veterans Bare Their Souls in Literary Events” The New York Times https://archive.nytimes.com/atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/veterans-bare-their-souls-in-literary-events/?_r=0



M.F.A, Digital Interdisciplinary Arts Practice (DIAP), The City College of New York; June 2022

Social Practice CUNY, SPCUNY Actionist Program, 2021-2022 SPCUNY Cohort, May 2022

B.A., Anthropology/English; Specialization in Creative Writing, The City College of New York; Feb 2011 

AA., Liberal Arts, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College; Jan 2008



I.    Books

Warcries. Amazon Publishing. 2016

Warcrimes. Atmosphere Press. 2022

Ain’t I a Woman (?/!):I Give of Myself. Kasini House. 2021

(Winner of the 2022 FEP Book Prize Awards “Special Mention”)

II.    Anthologies

“What I See Now.” Memoirs of Meanness (2009), 59-61 

“Young Memorandum.” Voices of Israel Poetry Anthology (2007), 5

“My Return.” We Got Issues: A Young Woman’s Guide to a Bold Courageous and Empowered Life (2005), 173-174


III.    Journals

“The Body And The Self: The Concepts Of Spectacle And Erasure In Performance Art.” Public Art Dialogue, Volume 11, Issue I (2021) pages 12-21 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21502552.2021.1883331 

“Blindspots.” Peripheral Surveys: Disbelief, Women, Minority, Periphery (Autumn Anniversary        Edition 2012). www.peripheralsurveys.com/ps_fall_2012/blindspots.html 

“In the Cold, Chilled Air (I Stood So Still).” Global City Review Number Twenty: Beyond Good and Evil (Fall-Winter 2008), 71-73

“Some Rebel, Some Hero: A Poem in Two Parts,” “Scenes from a Hurricane” & “Gone Tomorrow” Escriba!/Write!: A Bi-lingual Journal of Student Art and Writing (Summer 2006), 50, 59 & 60


IV.    Newspapers/Magazines/ E-Zines

2018 Art in Odd Places Festival. Art in Odd Places: Body. Performance 2018 http://www.artinoddplaces.org/p-s-aiop-2018-body-reflection/ 

“Black Art is My Story” HoneySuckle Magazine (August 2017) http://honeysucklemag.com/blackart-story/

“Like Cows” Free Verse No. 3 (Summer 2014)   http://www.nyc.gov/html/prob/downloads/pdf/free_verse_summer_2014.pdf  

“Why is this Happening…” Motherlode/New York Times Parent Blog (November 2014)


“Talking With My Daughter…” Motherlode/New York Times Parenting Blog (May 2013)