Binghamton Center For Writers

Binghamton Poetry Project

The Binghamton Poetry Project is a literary service program of the Binghamton Center for Writers at Binghamton University. Founded by Nicole Santalucia in 2012, the project supports and coaches youth and adults in reading and writing creatively in workshops that are free and open to the public. Our mission is to increase literary engagement and to strengthen the Broome County poetry community, while connecting the university and its students with county residents. We also provide leadership positions for Creative Writing Ph.D. students and advance the efforts of the Binghamton Center for Writers.

Binghamton Poetry Project Leadership

Cole Depuy

Cole Depuy, Co-Director

Cole Depuy is the winner of the Academy of American Poets University Prize (Binghamton University), the Negative Capability Press Spring 2020 Poetry Contest, a Ph.D. student, and a Provost's Doctoral Fellow. His poetry is forthcoming or has appeared in The Summerset Review, I-70 Review, The Tipton Poetry Journal, The Paterson Literary Review, The Offing & elsewhere. He is Poetry Editor for Harpur Palate & Co-Director of the Binghamton Poetry Project.

Shin Watanabe

Shin Watanabe, Co-Director

Shin Watanabe was born in Gainesville, Florida & has lived in New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, & Nevada. He studied philosophy at the University of Minnesota & received an M.F.A. in poetry at the University of Las Vegas. Shin is currently a Ph.D. student in English & Creative Writing at Binghamton University, where he is working on a creative dissertation in poetry.