Matthew Nienow


Port Townsend, WA
Washington US

Author's Bio

Matthew Nienow lives in Port Townsend, Washington with his wife and sons, where he is pursuing a degree in Mental Health Counseling.  

Publications & Prizes

Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry (Mountaineers Books, 2023)
A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poems (University of Akron Press, 2012)
Best New Poets 2012 (University of Virginia Press, 2012)
The Best of Toadlily Press (Toadlily Press, 2011)
Best New Poets 2007 (Samovar Press, 2007)
If Nothing (Alice James Books, 2025)
House of Water (Alice James Books, 2016)
The End of the Folded Map (Codhill Press, 2011)
The Smallest Working Pieces (Toadlily Press, 2009)
Two Sides of the Same Thing (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2007)
Prizes won: 

Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship (2013), Artist Trust Fellowship (2012); Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (2011); Grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation (2011); Individual Artist Award from 4Culture (2009; 2010); Loren D. Milliman Fellowship (2009-10); Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize (2009 winner; 2010 honorable mention; 2011 honorable mention); Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Scholarship (2010; 2011; 2012)

More Information

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Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Los Angeles, CA
Raised in: 
Seattle, WA
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Last update: Feb 26, 2024