Henry Goldkamp

Henry Goldkamp (he/they) is an experimental poet and interdisciplinary artist whose work blurs the boundaries between poetry, visual art, and community performance through public installations of intermedia, such as an olfactory poem "read" through the nose (SUMMERTIMER, 2023), immersive clown utilizing audience participation (Balloon Animal, 2023), a grove of trees in which thousands of poems were hung for passersby to pluck and then mail to strangers out of a phonebook (The Poetree Project, 2014), and a citywide installation of 60+ typewriters—resulting in the first ever book to be composed by a city (What the Hell Is Saint Louis Thinking? 2013). By creating such spaces of dialogue and interactive expression, he encourages participants to connect with each other and their shared environment.

He lives in New Orleans, where he co-runs The Splice Poetry Series, acts as intermedia editor for the small press Tilted House, and teaches at Louisiana State University. Art and criticism appear in Indiana Review, Best New Poets 2021, Denver Quarterly, Works & Days, Accelerants, Volt, Triquarterly, Tyger Quarterly, Bat City Review (winner of the 2022 Hybrid Prize), Afternoon Visitor, DIAGRAM, and Annulet, among others. His public art projects have been covered by NPR's Morning Edition and Time and he was recently an artist-in-residence at Mary Sky in Vermont.

2022 Events
Thursday night locals feature
2023 Events
Writing About Illness, Recovery, Pain, and Survival
2024 Events
NOPF Board
Disciples of the Inter-: Converting the Technological Monopoly of the Page
NOPF Roadshow: Baton Rouge