Nicole Rollender

Williamstown, NJ 08094

Author's Bio

Nicole Rollender’s poetry and nonfiction have been published or are forthcoming in various literary magazines, including <i>Alaska Quarterly Review, Creative Nonfiction, Dark Matter Journal, Enizagam, The Kenning Journal, Literary Mama, Princemere Poetry Journal, Ruminate Magazine, Salt Hill Journal, the strange fruit, Third Wednesday</i> and <i>The Whirlwind Review</i>. She’s the winner of <i>Ruminate Magazine’s</i> 2012 Janet B. McCabe poetry prize for her poem, “Necessary Work,” as well as <i>Princemere Poetry Journal’s</i> 2012 Princemere’s Poetry Prize for her poem, “Quickening.” Her poetry chapbook <i>Arrangement of Desire</i> was published by Pudding House Publications in 2007. Nicole, who has an MFA in creative writing from Penn State University, is editor of <i>Stitches</i> magazine, which has been nominated for two Jesse H. Neal Awards and won the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) 2011 Magazine of the Year Award.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbook

Arrangement of Desire
(Pudding House Publications,
2007)

Journal

Literary Mama
Literary Mama
Third Wednesday
Alaska Quarterly Review
The Whirlwind Review
Kenning
Prizes: 
<i>Ruminate Magazine’s</i> 2012 Janet B. McCabe poetry prize for “Necessary Work”; <i>Princemere Poetry Journal’s</i> 2012 Princemere’s Poetry Prize for “Quickening”

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Hackensack, NJ
Raised in: 
Bridgewater, NJ

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Walking to Martha's Vineyard by Franz Wright
Favorite Authors:
Li-Young Lee, Linda Gregg, Franz Wright, Mark Doty, Jane Hirschfield, Rainer Maria Rilke

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Listing last updated: January 4, 2013.