Carrie Nassif


Hays, KS 67601

Author's Bio

Carrie Nassif (she/her) is a queer poet, photographer and clinical psychologist with a private practice in the rural Midwest. She is the proud parent of two adultish humans, an aging and sassy orange cat, a spoiled bearded dragon, and an agressively friendly 65 pound lap dog. Her chapbook, "lithopaedion" was a finalist in the 2020 Yes Yes Books Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest and is forthcoming with Finishing Line Press. She is hopes to publish a full-length poetry manuscript/speculative memoir hybrid soon, called, "necessary and sufficient conditions: the vulture girl". 

Publications & Prizes

Press 100 Love Letters (University of the Philippines Press, 2017)
di-verse-city Austin International Poetry Festival Anthology (Austin International Poetry Festival Anthology, 2014)
Concision Poetry Journal
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Pomona Valley Review
The Comstock Review
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Yellow Chair Review
Prizes won: 

Janice Bevilacqua Memorial Scholarship to attend the Community of Writers Poetry Workship in the Virtual Valley 2021;

Finalist in Yes Yes Book's 2020 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest for "lithopaedion";

Semifinalist in Tupelo Quarterly's Call and Response Poetyr Contest 2017 for "pictures I took from space";

Orlando Fellowship for tuition and attendance to A Room of Her Own Retreat 2013;

National Winner Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest 2012 for "In the beginning I had breathed other air"; and

National Finalist Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest 2012 for "Manifest Destiny"

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Feminist, LGBTQ, White
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Des Moines, IA
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Last update: Jan 30, 2022