Shilo Niziolek

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Portland, OR
Oregon US
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Author's Bio

Shilo Niziolek (she/her) is a disabled queer writer living in Portland, Oregon. Her memoir Fever is out through Querencia Press and an excerpt from the book was a 2022 pushcart nomination. Her chapbook of essays, A Thousand Winters In Me, is out through Gasher Press. Ghost City Press published Shilo's microchapbook, I Am Not An Erosion: Poems Against Decay, a self-portraiture project that uses her own photos and medical records to make collage pieces. Shilo's work has been published or is forthcoming in West Trade Review, Juked, [PANK], Entropy, Oregon Humanities, HerStry, Pork Belly Press, Phoebe Journal, among others. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction and fiction from New England College and is Associate faculty in the English Department at Clackamas Community College. 

Writers Retreats: 

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Book:
Fever (Querencia Press, 2022)
Chapbook:
A Thousand Winters In Me (Gasher Press, 2022)
Journals: , , ,
Entropy
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FEED
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Heartwood Literary Magazine
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Oregon Humanities
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Sandy River Review
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SLAB
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Fiction

Journals:
Gingerbread House
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Honey Literary
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Hopper Magazine
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Juked
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Pank
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Poetry

Book:
atrophy (Querencia Press, 2023)
Chapbooks:
Dirt Eaters (Bottlecap Press, 2023)
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I am Not An Erosion: Poems Against Decay (Ghost City Press, 2022)
Journals:
Blood Pudding
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Clackamas Literary Review
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Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Brian Doyle, Alice Hoffman, Terese Marie Mailhot, Cristina Rivera Garza, Emma Bolden, Carmen Maria Machado, Chloe Caldwell, Sarah Manguso, Samantha Hunt, Simone St. James, Eowyn Ivey, Katherine Arden, Emily Skaja, Mary Oliver, Mary Ruefle, Amina Cain and many others.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Celtic American, Disabled, Feminist, LGBTQ, White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Redding, CA
California
Raised in: 
Cody, WY
Wyoming
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Last update: Mar 15, 2024