Nicole Cooley

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Nicole Cooley grew up in New Orleans and is the author of six books of poems, most recently OF MARRIAGE (Alice James Books 2018) and GIRL AFTER GIRL AFTER GIRL (LSU Press 2017) as well as several chapbooks. She is the director of the MFA program in creative writing and literary translation at Queens College, City University of New York.

  • Trash

    Good you are trashing, my husband says, when I send him a photo
  • SELF PORTRAIT IN THE BACKYARD AS MOTHER

    Tulip-bellied, fists full of weeds, the baby shuffles over the wet grass,
  • Booklet, Hand-Pressed Paper, Containing Locks of School-Children’s Hair, c. 1861

    Wound on a bobbin like thread.  Woven into a wreath