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. We are working to enhance the artistic and creative life of the community at large.

For more information about the project, visit their website.


Jen DeGregario

BPP Director, Jen DeGregorio, is a Ph.D. student at Binghamton University, where she is the poetry co-editor of Harpur Palate literary magazine and teaches creative writing to undergraduates. Her poetry and prose has appeared at The Baltimore Review, Literary Hub, PANK, Prairie Schooner, Spoon River Poetry Review, Third Coast, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and elsewhere. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Hunter College, City University of New York.

Amy S. Parker

BPP Assistant Director, Amy Suzanne Parker, is a Ph.D. student in Binghamton University’s English/creative writing program. Her work has appeared in Pithead Chapel, Hobart, Entropy, Punchnel’s, Oregon East, Burrow Press’ Fantastic Floridas, and elsewhere. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Eastern Oregon University. Originally from the Tampa Bay area, she loves a good storm.

Contact Jen and Amy at for questions about the project and how you can get involved.