Oh, Bernice! is a writers collective that was born out of the MFA program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College, CUNY in the summer of 2010 to create work outside of the classroom. In January 2012, we founded the Oh, Bernice! Reading Series, which produces monthly multi-genre, multi-cultural literary events at the Astoria Bookshop in Astoria, Queens.
In response to the recent tragedy of losing our own Hoyt Jacobs to a sudden, horrific accident, Oh, Bernice! is gathering funds for The Hoyt Jacobs Poetry Prize, the details of which you can find here, on our GoFundMe campaign page.