Nicole Greaves


Philadelphia, PA

Author's Bio

Nicole Greaves holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary reviews and was awarded prizes by The Academy of American Poets and the Leeway Foundation of Philadelphia. She was a finalist for the 2020 Dogfish Head Poetry Contest, 2020 Frontier Digital Chapbook Contest, and a 2015 finalist for the Coniston Prize of Radar Poetry, who also nominated her for The Best of the Net. In 2003, she was the poet laureate of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She resides right outside of Philadelphia, where she teaches English and creative writing. Nicole’s mother came here from Panama at the age of 17, and together they lived a life in the US that felt peripheral. Much of her work explores themes relating to this feeling, specifically the tensions around acculturation, gender roles, and class.

Publications & Prizes

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Friends Journal
Jacaranda Review
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Ovunque Siamo
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Academy of American Poetry Prize at Columbia Univeristy, Leeway Foundation Seedling Grant (2001), Poet Laureate of Montgomery County Competition (2003).

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Italian American, Latino/Latina/Latinx, White
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Boston, MA
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Last update: Oct 24, 2020