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MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation

Nicole CooleyNicole Cooley

Klapper 702, 718-997-4671
nicole.cooley@qc.cuny.edu

 

Nicole Cooley grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her most recent book is Breach, a collection of poems about Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Coast, published by Louisiana State University Press in 2010.  In November 2010, her fourth book of poems, Milk Dress, co-winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award, will appear with Alice James Books in November. Her multi-media artist’s book, collaboration with book artist Maureen Cummins, titled Salem Lessons will be published in Fall 2010.  She has published two other books of poems and a novel.

She received her BA from Brown University, her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and her PhD in American Literature and Women’s Studies from Emory University. Her awards include The Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets for her first book, Resurrection, a Discovery/The Nation Award, an NEA, a Creative Artists fellowship from The American Antiquarian Society, and the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America.

Her scholarly work includes editing the “Mother” issue of the journal Women’s Studies Quarterly as well as essays in American Poet, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, The American Poetry Review, Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition and Culture as well as in the edited collections Devouring Institutions: The Life Work of Kathy Acker and We Who Love to Be Astonished: Innovative Women Writers and Performance Artists. Her non-fiction essays appear in Toddler, The Best of Literary Mama, and the recently published Mama PhD; Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life.

She is currently completing a new collection of poems, Artificial Curiosities and a cross genre project, The Flood Notebooks

 
 

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Nicole Cooley, MFA Director
Creative Writing and Literary Translation
Department of English
Office: Klapper 702
Phone: 718-997-4671


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Fall 2014 Events

Literary Legacies
Lynn Emanuel and Terrance Hayes
Q&A facilitated by Zakia Henderson-Brown
Co-sponsored by The Poetry Society of America
Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

A Reading by Novelist Maud Casey
Co-sponsored by Writing at Queens
Thursday, October 23, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Reading Across Cultures:
Poetry and Conversation
Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Willie Perdomo
Q&A facilitated by John Murillo
Co-sponsored by Cave Canem Foundation
Monday, November 10, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Book Launch for
Guillaume de Fonclare's
Inside My Own Skin

Translated by Yves Henri Cloarec
Winner of the 2014
Loose Translations Award
Thursday, December 4, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Inside My Own Skin Poster

MFA Program in Creative Writing &
Literary Translation Open House
Wednesday, December 10, 5 pm
Klapper Hall 710

All events are free and open to the public.
Readings will be followed by receptions and book signings.

 
 

 

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