Poetry. "Born of an acute ear that tracks, and invents, alternative logics, Walker's poems never end up where they begin, but instead have the courage to strike out on their own, refusing tidy forms. Her vision similarly overflows, offering us the marvelously unlikely—'I will swear I saw a hummingbird sip out of a rabbit's mouth'—that stops just short of the dismissibly surreal. Instead, THIS NOISY EGG makes us consider a new world constructed by an intrepid 'I' armed with her own brand of sassy humor."—Cole Swensen
Nicole Walker is an assistant professor of poetry and creative nonfiction at Northern Arizona University. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, North American Review, Bellingham Review, FENCE, Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Ninth Letter, and Crazyhorse, among other places. She's a graduate of the University of Utah's doctoral program, and a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Author City: FLAGSTAFF, AZ USA