Nickole Brown grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and Deerfield Beach, Florida. Her books include her debut, Sister, a novel-in-poems published by Red Hen Press in 2007, and Fanny Says, forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2015. She received her MFA from The Vermont College of Fine Arts, studied literature at Oxford University as an English Speaking Union Scholar, and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and the Kentucky Arts Council. She worked at the independent, literary press, Sarabande Books, for ten years, and was the National Publicity Consultant for Arktoi Books and the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. She has taught creative writing at the University of Louisville, Bellarmine University, and the low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Murray State, and currently, she is an Assistant Professor at University of Arkansas at Little Rock and on faculty at the Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference. She is also the Editor for the Marie Alexander Series in Prose Poetry at White Pine Press. She lives with her wife, poet Jessica Jacobs.
Publications and Prizes
Fanny Says: A Biography-in-Poems (BOA Editions Limited, 2015), Sister: Poems (Red Hen Press, 2007), Air Fare: Stores, Poems, & Essays on Flight (Sarabande Books, 2003)
PP/FF: An Anthology (Starcherone Books, 2006), Sudden Stories: A Mammoth Book of Miniscule Fiction (Mammoth Books, 2003)
32 Poems, Ab Ovo, Another Chicago Magazine, Broadsided Press, Cave Wall, Chatauqua Literary Journal, Cortland Review, Diagram, Florida Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Los Angeles Review, Lumberyard, Poets & Writers, Post Road, Round Table, San Pedro River Review, Softblow, storySouth, The Literary Review, The Oxford American, Waccamaw, Writer's Chronicle