Nicky Beer


Denver, CO

Author's Bio

Nicky Beer’s book of poems, The Diminishing House, is published by Carnegie Mellon University Press (2010). She has degrees from Yale University, the University of Houston, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her poems, fiction, nonfiction, and reviews have been published in Best American Poetry 2007, AGNI, Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine, The Nation, Nerve, New Orleans Review, Pleiades, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She teaches at the University of Colorado Denver, where she co-edits the journal Copper Nickel, and she is married to the poet Brian Barker.

Publications & Prizes

Notre Dame Review: The First Ten Years (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009)
Best American Poetry 2007 (Scribner, 2007)
The Diminishing House (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010)
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Literature Fellowship--National Endowment for the Arts; Ruth Lilly Fellowship--The Poetry Foundation; Campbell Corner Prize; Discovery/The Nation Award

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Northport, NY
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Last update: Apr 12, 2011