Nicole Sealey

Nicole Sealey is the author of Ordinary Beast, finalist for the PEN Open Book and Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards, and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her honors include a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from The American Poetry Review, a Daniel Varoujan Award from the New England Poetry Club and a Poetry International Prize, grants from the Elizabeth George and Jerome Foundations, as well as fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, CantoMundo, Cave Canem, MacDowell, The New York Foundation for the Arts and the Poetry Project. Formerly the executive director at Cave Canem Foundation, she is a visiting professor at Boston University, City College of New York and Syracuse University, and also teaches in New York University’s low-residency MFA writers workshop in Paris.