Nadine Pinede


Author's Bio

Nadine Pinede is the author of An Invisible Geography, an exploration of place and poetic memory. Her prose and poetry have appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Haiti Noir, Becoming: What Makes a Woman, The New York Times, and other publications. She has received fellowships and awards from the Ford Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Indiana Arts Commission and Villa Dora Maar. Nadine was a Pushcart Prize nominee for her poetry and a finalist for a Hurston-Wright award for her novel-in-progress. She earned her Master of Fine Arts from the Whidbey Writers Workshop.

She also holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford, and Indiana University, where she received her doctorate in Philosophy of Education with a minor in Philanthropic Studies from the nation’s first program in the history and ethics of giving to strangers. She co-authored an academic article on the influence of the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations, “Revisiting the ‘Big Three’ Foundations,” published in Critical Sociology.

Nadine has worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations, including the American Refugee Committee, Grantmakers without Borders, for whom she led a delegation to Haiti, and the Association of Black Foundation Executives. Nadine has been a principal investigator for the Black Male Degree Attainment research project, a speechwriter for the university president and vice presidents, a grant writer for a summer science camp on sustainability and water, and an artist facilitator for ArtsWork Indiana, which promotes careers in the arts for artists with disabilities. Nadine lives in Leuven, Belgium with her husband, Erick Janssen.

Publications & Prizes

Matrix (Authorhouse, 2007)
An Invisible Geography (Finishing Line Press, 2012)
Sampsonia Way
Soundings Review
The Spoon River Poetry Review

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Haitian American
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English, French
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Norwalk, CT
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Last update: Oct 15, 2014